Rape accused kwaito musician Brickz denied bail

Musician Brickz in court. (Gallo)

Musician Brickz in court. (Gallo)

Kwaito musician Brickz has been denied bail on Tuesday.

Affidavits arguing for and against bail being granted to rape accused and kwaito musician Brickz were read out at the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court.

"In contrast to paragraph eight of your affidavit, the state submitted in its affidavit that you have been convicted of possession of drugs in 2007," magistrate Piet Kotze read from the affidavit submitted by the musician, whose real name is Sipho Charles Ndlovu.

In his affidavit Ndlovu submitted he was not a flight risk and had no previous convictions.

Dressed in a black suit and a black shirt, Ndlovu earlier waved to people in the packed public gallery before he briefly spoke to his lawyer. He stood with his hands behind his back while listening to Kotze reading the affidavits. He looked at the interpreter relaying to him what the magistrate was saying.

"There is convincing evidence and likelihood that the applicant will intimidate witnesses," said Kotze. "Bail is refused."

Ndlovu is accused of raping a teenage girl in March, and has been in custody since his arrest in November 1.

The matter was postponed to December 5. – Sapa



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