Brickz re­manded in cus­tody

The Star Early Edition - - NEWS - LINDI MASINGA

SEN­TENC­ING pro­ceed­ings of con­victed rapist and Kwaito star Sipho “Brickz” Ndlovu were post­poned on Thurs­day to August by the Rood­e­port Mag­is­trate’s Court.

Defence ad­vo­cate Piet du Plessis re­quested the post­pone­ment as he said he needed time to study the trial tran­scripts and had been in­structed by the fam­ily only on Mon­day.

Ndlovu’s pre­vi­ous lawyer with­drew from the case.

Mag­is­trate John Baloyi was clearly un­happy with the re­quest.

“We need to fin­ish this case, it’s go­ing on for four years now,” he said.

The Sweety my baby hit maker was found guilty last week of rap­ing a 16-year-old girl in 2013 at his home in Ruim­sig.

Du Plessis told the court he needed time to study the doc­u­ments and con­sult with his client.

“He is in cus­tody and he will need to be con­sulted with there. I have to get hold of the case record and I wouldn’t want to pro­ceed if I have not had sight of the full record.”

Du Plessis added that he would be bring­ing an ap­pli­ca­tion for bail pend­ing sen­tence. Ndlovu was out on R50 000 bail dur­ing the three-year trial, but it was re­voked when he was found guilty.

Brickz’s wife, Nqo­bile Gamede, was present in court but re­fused to com­ment on the mat­ter. – ANA

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