Con­victed rapist Ndlovu granted bail for ap­peal bid

The Sunday Independent - - News -

CON­VICTED rapist Kwaito star Sipho “Brickz” Ndlovu was granted bail of R80 000 by the Rood­e­poort Mag­is­trate’s Court on Fri­day.

The bail con­di­tions in­cluded sur­ren­der­ing all his travel doc­u­ments and not en­ter­ing any in­ter­na­tional en­try or de­par­ture point.

The mu­si­cian was fur­ther not al­lowed to leave Joburg with­out in­form­ing the in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer and had to re­port to the Jab­u­lani po­lice sta­tion ev­ery Mon­day and Wed­nes­day.

The kwaito star was found guilty of rap­ing his niece and sen­tenced to 15 years in prison by mag­is­trate John Baloyi last year.

Ndlovu’s leave to ap­peal his rape con­vic­tion was granted by the Jo­han­nes­burg High Court last month and his le­gal team brought a bail ap­pli­ca­tion pend­ing the ap­peal.

An­other of his bail con­di­tions was that he must at­tend all the ap­peal pro­ceed­ings.

The Sweetie my baby hit­maker was found guilty of rap­ing his rel­a­tive at his home in Ruim­sig, Rood­e­poort, in 2013.

The rape sur­vivor, who can­not be named, did not at­tend the bail ap­pli­ca­tion hear­ing ow­ing to the pub­lic­ity the trial was gen­er­at­ing. – African News Agency (ANA)

AP­PEAL: Kwaito star Sipho ‘’Brickz’’ Ndlovu was given a 15-year jail term for rape.

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