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Hawks arrest #FeeMustFall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile for allegedly inciting Violence

The 31 year old Fees Must Fall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile, has been arrested in Johannesburg for allegedly inciting the recent unrest and looting that happened in KwaZulu-Natal,

The Hawks did not give the details of his identity, but It’s understood that Khanyile was arrested in Johannesburg and transported to KwaZulu-Natal, where he is expected to appear in the Durban Magistrate’s court on Monday.

“It is alleged that the suspect was involved in the instigation of public violence through social media and other platforms during the period of unrest in KwaZulu-Natal.

“He was arrested at one of the higher learning institutions in Johannesburg and was escorted to KwaZulu-Natal where he was detained,” spokesperson Colonel Katlego Mogale said in a statement on Friday.

He is due to appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

Khanyile recently spoke on behalf of the Mchunu family during the arrest of former Ukhozi FM personality Ngizwe Mchunu.

Mchunu was granted bail in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court in July.

He was accused of inciting violence linked to the unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng

You may recall that the former president Jacob Zuma who handed himself over to the Estcourt Correctional Centre in July to serve a 15-month jail sentence triggered a violent Free Jacob Zuma protest acros KwaZulu-Natal resulting to lost of lives and properties.

The protest was characterized by unrest, destruction, burning and looting, mainly in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.

Khanyile posted a #FreeJacobZume tweet on 13 July 2021, followed by several more touting the campaign.

Khanyile is no stranger to the law – In August 2019, Fees Must Fall activist was sentenced to three years house arrest which he served while undergoing life skill courses.

The court found he was a suitable candidate for correctional supervision, and was subsequently fined R5 000 (or three years in prison), suspended for five years.

This after he pleaded guilty to twice disobeying police orders to disperse, public violence and possession of a dangerous weapon – a slingshot which he used to pelt police with stones,

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