Pretoria - Three activists affiliated to the SA National Civic Organisation (Sanco), arrested for public violence at the Shepherd Bushiri-led Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church were on Tuesday released on bail by the Pretoria Magistrate's Court.
The trio, who have not yet pleaded, were arrested on Sunday during a protest which shut down the usually busy WF Nkomo Street in Pretoria West, at the Pretoria showgrounds which is hired by the highly popular ECG church.
Prosecutor Michael Shivuri told Magistrate Mali Mokoena that the three men's identities and fixed addresses had been positively confirmed by the investigating officer of the South African Police Service.
The men are all South African, with no previous convictions and were deemed as not being flight risks. Shivuri said the State does not oppose their release on bail.
The trio's attorney, Vincent Shela added that his clients would pay bail, and present themselves at the next court appearance set for February 28.