Sipho 'Brickz' Ndlovu. File picture: ANA

Roodepoort - Sentencing proceedings in convicted rapist and kwaito star Sipho Charles "Brickz" Ndlovu's case were postponed to September 28 in the Roodepoort Magistrates' court. 

The postponement was at the defence's request, which said it needed more time to finalise certain details relating to the matter. 

The 'Sweety My Baby' hitmaker was found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl in 2013 at his home in Ruimsig.

The court then denied the convicted rapist bail pending his sentencing proceedings. He remained in custody as a result. 

A sharply dressed Ndlovu returned to court on Thursday, where proceedings were set to get underway. 

His lawyer Advocate Piet du Plessis, who came on board after Ndlovu's previous lawyer withdrew from the case, explained that while the defence was ready to proceed with sentencing, there were a few outstanding details that needed to be finalised. 

"We reported back to the magistrate that only today did we receive the last transcripts. So it was received today and we have the pre-sentencing report ready so we are ready to go ahead with sentencing."

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He added that while the defence was ready, they still needed to analyse certain transcripts, particularly the doctor's evidence, which was not transcribed. 

Du Plessis also said that the postponement was also for the sentencing procedure, application for leave to appeal the conviction and application for bail pending the appeal to be completed.  

"We should finalise the entire process at the next court appearance," he said.

The State meanwhile, indicated that it was ready to proceed with proceedings but had no issues with the postponement. 

Magistrate John Baloyi then agreed to postpone the matter.