Rape-accused musician’s bail bid postponed

2013-11-13 14:34
Kwaito star Brickz (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

Kwaito star Brickz (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - A bail application by Kwaito star Brickz was postponed by the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

Magistrate Piet Kotzé indicated that he needed more evidence before he could make a ruling.

"Section three of the Criminal Procedure Act states that the court can order that more evidence be brought before it if it cannot reach a decision due to lack of information or evidence it has," Kotze said.

The State and the defence had presented conflicting affidavits to the court, said Kotzé.

Brickz, whose real name is Sipho Charles Ndlovu, has been in custody since 1 November for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl in March.

In an affidavit submitted as part of his bail application, Ndlovu denied raping the girl and indicated he intended pleading not guilty.

Kotzé ordered that a certified copy of an admission of guilt fine that Ndlovu paid in 2007 after he was arrested for drug possession be brought to court.

Investigating officer Warrant Officer Joel Ngobeni testified that Ndlovu was violent, and that police were called when he fought with his wife.

Kotzé requested that the police officers said to have been called to Ndlovu's house on numerous occasions because of his alleged violent nature be called to testify to this effect.

Isaac Mokgopi, for Ndlovu, pleaded with Kotzé to proceed and not postpone the hearing.

No one was certain that the police officers would be traced within a reasonable time, he said.

"I respect the court's view in this matter. However, I do not think that the officers would make a difference... looking for them and the preparations for court will take time."

Kotzé would not budge and postponed the matter to 15 November.

Ndlovu shook hands with his supporters who had filled the public gallery.

He appeared sad as he was led by the court orderly towards the holding cells.

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