By: Kaya 959 News
Zamaswazi Zinhle Majozi, also known on Twitter as ‘Sphithiphithi Evaluator’, has been granted R3,000 bail. She also has to surrender her passport, report to her nearest police station every day, and inform the investigating officer when leaving the province of Gauteng.
Majozi is one of 18 people arrested for allegedly instigating the unrest in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal last month.
Hawks spokesperson Colonel Katlego Mogale said Majozi is alleged to have incited public violence in the content she circulated on her social media accounts which resulted in the looting and destruction that occurred at Brookside Mall in Pietermaritzburg.
She appeared in the Germiston Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of incitement of public violence.
Meanwhile, a 35-year-old suspect appeared in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court also on charges of incitement to commit public violence.
“The session was held in camera therefore his name cannot be divulged as yet. The case was held behind closed doors so as not to prejudice the identification parade which is yet to be conducted,” Mogale said.
The case was postponed to 6 September for possible bail application.
“Thus far, about 18 suspects have been arrested by SAPS and DPCI. Some have already appeared in various courts in Gauteng, Free State and KwaZulu-Natal with others having been granted bail and others remanded in custody,” Mogale said.
Suspended MKMVA spokesperson Carl Niehaus has condemned the arrests of those he calls “Zuma supporters”.
“The #FreeJacobZuma campaign is appalled by the increasing harassment and intimidation of courageous South Africans who have not allowed themselves to be silenced, and who continued to call for the immediate release of President Jacob Zuma from his illegal political imprisonment,” he said.
Niehaus said they will continue to call for the immediate and unconditional release of President Jacob Zuma.
“In doing so we will continue to speak out fearlessly, and exercise our constitutional right to freedom of speech. We will continue to mobilize peaceful rolling mass actions, which are lawful, in order to advance our legitimate democratic revolutionary objectives,” he said.
Zuma was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment after he failed to appear before the Zondo Commission.