Johannesburg – Former Wits Student Representative Council president and #FeesMustFall leader Mcebo Dlamini appeared at the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court where his bail application resumed on Tuesday.
State prosecutor Steven Rubin opposed the Wits University student’s application arguing he was a flight risk and might go to Swaziland where he was born.
Rubin said Dlamini had also misled the court when he said he had a test to write on Tuesday.
He said the state was in possession of footage showing the #FeesMustFall leader in possession of dangerous weapons, referring to sticks and stones and also showing him attacking a police officer.
In his affidavit, Dlamini clarified his age and indicated that he’s actually 30-years-old and not 32 as previously reported in the media. His lawyer, Mongezi Ntanga said Dlamini only knew his real age when he was reunited with his mom as he was raised by his aunt.
Dlamini said he has no intentions of fleeing the country because he’s still a student at Wits and it would be “political suicide” to disobey the court. He was also willing to give in his passport.
He also denied assaulting a police officer as the state had alleged, instead he said he was the victim in the situation.
He has been charged with public violence, theft, malicious damage to property and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.