Kwaito star ‘won’t flee if granted bail’

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

RAPE ac­cused kwaito star Brickz will not in­ter­fere with wit­nesses or tam­per with ev­i­dence if re­leased on bail, his lawyer said.

“There was an at­tempt made by the State to in­di­cate that the ac­cused would in­ter­fere with wit­nesses,” said Isaac Mok­gopi at the mu­si­cian’s bail ap­pli­ca­tion in the Rood­e­poort Mag­is­trate’s Court yes­ter­day.

“There is no fac­tual ba­sis that he will tam­per with wit­nesses,” said Mok­gopi.

He said Brickz, whose real name is Sipho Charles Ndlovu, lived in Soweto, had a sta­ble fam­ily back­ground, and was well known in and out­side South Africa.

He ar­gued that his client was not a flight risk, and was will­ing to hand in his pass­port and re­port to a po­lice sta­tion.

Ndlovu has been in cus­tody since Novem­ber 1 for al­legedly rap­ing a 16- year- old girl in March.

In an af­fi­davit sub­mit­ted as part of his bail ap­pli­ca­tion, Ndlovu de­nied rap­ing her, and in­di­cated he in­tended plead­ing not guilty. – Sapa

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.