Alleged public instigator Zamaswazi Zinhle Majozi released on bail

The 36-years-old, Zamaswazi Zinhle Majozi who was arrested on Saturday, 28 August 2021 in Leondale appeared in the Germiston Magistrates Court on charges of incitement of public violence.

Majozi is alleged to have incited public violence in the content she circulated on her social media accounts which resulted in the looting and burning that occurred at Brookside Mall in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal.

Meanwhile, the 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 therefor his name cannot be divulged as yet. The case was held behind close door so as not to prejudice the identification parade which is yet to be conducted.  The case was postponed to 6 September 2021 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.

Hawks spokesperson Col Katlego Mogale said Majozi is accused of using social media to incite violence.

Majozi is believed to be behind the Twitter handle @AfricanSoil —  “Sphithiphithi Evaluator”.

Majozi was granted bail of R3000-00 with conditions that she surrender her passport, report to the nearest police station daily and ensure that she informs the investigating officer when leaving the province. The case was postponed to 18 October 2021.

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