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WATCH: 'Our cause has triumphed' - #FeesMustFall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile on Jacob Zuma’s medical parole

Bonginkosi Khanyile during his bail application at the Durban Magistrates Court. Picture: Screen grab.

Bonginkosi Khanyile during his bail application at the Durban Magistrates Court. Picture: Screen grab.

Published Sep 7, 2021

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DURBAN - Former Fees Must Fall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile reacted to former president Jacob Zuma’s medical parole at the Durban Magistrates Court this morning.

Khanyile was speaking while seated in court moments before his bail application was set to begin.

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Khanyile was arrested last month for incitement to commit violence during the unrest that took place in July and now faces five charges after more counts were added to his charge.

The other charges include two counts of holding an illegal gathering and a further two counts for not wearing a face mask while in public.

The 31-year-old said he would head to Nkandla if he were to be released, when asked by the media.

“Of course, if I’m released, but if I’m not, it doesn’t matter. Only God knows, but in the end, our cause has triumphed. We told them, we told them,” he said moments before the judge entered the courtroom.

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The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) on Sunday confirmed that former president Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma had been placed on medical parole.

"Section 75(7)(a) of the Correctional Services Act 111 of 1998, affords the National Commissioner a responsibility to place under correctional supervision or day parole, or grant parole or medical parole to a sentenced offender serving a sentence of incarceration for 24 months or less," said Department of Correctional Services national spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo.

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