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Cape Town - The radio DJ who confessed to requesting oral sex from a male colleague will appear in court on Friday on sexual assault charges.
On Thursday, police confirmed they had been able to track down the Khayelitsha radio station host and interviewed him.
But Zamile Mkontwana did not spend a night in police cells.
The Daily Voice has learnt that Mkontwana undergoes dialysis treatments for a kidney-related condition and cannot be held in police cells.
But police spokesman Captain FC van Wyk says they are unable to disclose reasons as to why Mkontwana was not arrested.
“He is not in custody and that is all I can say. We did get a hold of him and he will appear in court today,” Van Wyk says.
On Thursday, the Daily Voice contacted the DJ who explained why he was not behind bars.
“I’m using dialysis, I suffer from renal failure and have to be on the machine for 10 hours at night,” Mkontwana tells the Daily Voice.
Police had been looking for the Radio Zibonele host since charges were laid against him by a junior work colleague on Monday evening.
The young man alleges Mkontwana approached him while he was on-air reporting and requested oral sex last Friday.
The Khayelitsha resident has since been suspended from work and is expected to appear before a disciplinary committee next Wednesday for sexual harassment and indecent behaviour in the workplace.
The 34-year-old admitted to the Daily Voice that he dragged his colleague by his belt buckle when he refused to perform the sex act on him.
Mkontwana also claimed he saw nothing wrong with the request as he and the co-worker had “an understanding” and had engaged in oral sex before at work.
His young colleague denies this allegation.
Mkontwana is currently out on R2 000 bail for allegedly raping two young boys in 2011.
He is charged with raping, grooming and sexually assaulting an eight- and 12-year-old boy at his home.
It is alleged he would give the children treats and show them pornographic material before violating them.