Ngizwe Mchunu has been denied bail after he appeared at the Randburg Magistrate’s court this morning. He apparently is said to be a flight risk and that he might interfere with the evidence. The former Ukhozi FM radio presenter is accused for inciting violence.
Social media users have been up in arms after news of his bail being denied. Ngizwe handed himself over to the police on Monday after he claimed police have been threatening him.
His lawyer Advocate Styx Mdladla told the media there was a warrant of his arrest, “He surrendered himself at the provincial headquarters and the investigating officers, two of them, came in and showed us a warrant of arrest. On that strength of the warrant of arrest they took him in custody,”
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The judge told the court that Ngizwe left Gauteng where he was hiding in a private jet and came to Durban. That is when he handed himself over. Mchunu can only apply for bail on July 28.
Users on social media have been defending Ngizwe saying his arrest is unlawful as he never instructed anyone to loot. One person who is livid an beside herself is his wife Lindi Mchunu, who was left in tears after the decision was made.
The interviewer asked her how does she feel now that her husband has been remanded in custody. Lindi could not even talk as the emotions overcame her but when she regained her strength, she breathed fire. She asked why are people silent when her husband is being treated this way. She said she was not in the mood to talk and say anything about her husband’s arrest.
Ngizwe Mchunu will remain behind bars after his case was postponed to the 28th of July at the Randburg Magistrate Court.
Ngizwe Mchunu's wife Lindi comments after his arrest here on video pic.twitter.com/cPZv1WEMdW
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