THE EFF has vowed to take Kanya Cekeshe's case to the Supreme Court of Appeal and Concourt to secure his freedom. Picture: Nhlanhla Phillips African News Agency (ANA)
Johannesburg - The bail application of Kanya Cekeshe, who is the only #FeesMustFall activist still in custody, has been denied.

The matter was heard in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday. An application for leave to appeal his conviction and sentence was also dismissed.

Speaking after proceedings, Cekeshe’s uncle, Mnikelo Madala, said: “We have taken a body blow but we will fight on. I would like to thank you guys for all your support and we will continue for everyone who feels wronged by the law.”

EFF Student Command president Mandla Shikhwambana said the party would not take the decision lying down.

“The government does not care about young people of this country. We have tried all procedures, given all the time they need but they have shown us the middle finger.

“They are saying we must go to the streets and the streets are what we are going to give them. We are not called fighters for nothing.”

Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi told the court Cekeshe’s previous legal representation did not represent him well, as he was instructed to plead guilty. He said that the prosecution failed to produce video evidence, and the still images used as evidence against his client provided no conclusive proof of wrongdoing.

The EFF have said they were willing to approach the Supreme Court of Appeal and Constitutional Court to have Cekeshe freed.

Cekeshe was sentenced to eight years in 2017 for malicious damage to property.