Mcebo Dlamini. Picture: Chris Collingridge/Independent Media

Johannesburg - Fees Must Fall activist Mcebo Dlamini is expected to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, facing charges of theft‚ assault‚ public violence and malicious damage to property in connection with student protests in October 2016.

He was arrested in October 2016, but was released on R2 000 bail in November in the Palm Ridge High Court.

On August 15, Dlamini told the court that he needed to seek alternative legal representatives as his current legal counsel did not pitch for proceedings.

“For unforseen reasons my legal representatives didn’t make it to court, hence I’ve decided to get a new attorney,” he said at the time.

He was warned by the court that no further postponements would be allowed, so it was vital for him to ensure that he appointed someone to represent him at his next appearance.

Students protested across South Africa in October 2016, for free tertiary education.