By: Poelano Malema
Former Ukhozi FM presenter and radio personality, Ngizwe Mchunu, has been arrested.
Mchunu surrendered to police on Monday after he was wanted for allegedly instigating violence during last week’s unrest and looting.
He handed himself at the KZN SAPS provincial headquarters in Durban.
Ngizwe Mchunu handcuffed walking out of Durban Police Offices. pic.twitter.com/bmqdfAPocC
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Over the weekend, the commentator announced that he would be handing himself over to police following allegations that he is one of those implicated in the protests.
Mchunu has been expressing his support for former president Jacob Zuma.
He addressed Zuma supporters in KwaMai-Mai in Johannesburg, Gauteng on Sunday and said he is giving government three days to release him from prison.
“I am very saddened by the fact that an 80-year-old freedom fighter is in prison my fellow Africans,” he said.
“We are giving Cyril Ramaphosa and Raymond Zondo three (3) days to release President Zuma or we’re heading to Estcourt until he’s released, there won’t be peace we all going to Escort prision to be arrested with ubaba.”
A Message to Cyril Ramaphosa from Ngizwe Mchunu… pic.twitter.com/C2RfyMyWMD
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Mchunu is not the only one who has been arrested for instigating violence that claimed the lives of over 200 people.
Acting Minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, revealed that six alleged instigators of last week’s violence and looting had now been arrested.
They were arrested on Thursday and Friday.
Ngizwe Mchunu’s wife responds
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