Wa Afrika released on R5 000 bail

2010-08-06 10:38
Cape Town - Sunday Times journalist Mzilikazi Wa Afrika was released from jail on R5000 bail on Friday and his next trial has been set for November 8, the TimesLive website reported.

The State's prosecutor, Ansie Venter, is not opposing bail, the website said.

Wa Afrika and his co-accused, known as Victor, were ordered to surrender their passports and to report to their closest police station at 08:00 once a week.

The TimesLives said Wa Afrika told a group of journalists before his court appearance that General Mapiyane, who is second in command in Mpumalanga's crime intelligence, asked why he had written a story claiming that Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza had resigned.

This took place at Wa Afrika's interrogation at 02:00 on Thursday.

"I told him to search on Google to see if he will find such a story. He told me that he didn't like my attitude," Wa Afrika apparently said.

Sunday Times editor Ray Hartley has said several times that the story was never published.

Wa Afrika said another police official, warrant officer Molapo asked him why he was writing about Mpumalanga as there were eight other provinces to write about.

"I asked him if he had a problem with it, and he said yes, he had a serious problem with it."

The website quoted Wa Afrika as saying that his time at the police holding cells was not good.

"The toilet at Waterfall Boven didn't even flush. I told my lawyers I'm not spending one more night there."
 

Read more on:    ray hartley  |  mzilikazi wa afrika  |  nelspruit  |  media

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Inside News24

 
SPONSORED CONTENT
4 real car inventions that seem like science fiction

Vehicle design and tech have come so far so fast, that what seemed impossible has become reality. These are some of the fun and exciting innovations that have found their way into vehicle tech.

/News
 

Top 10 richest musicians of all time

Check out the gallery to find out who they are!

 
 

Luxury living

Seven of the most expensive children's toys ever made
5 millionaires turned murderers
The youngest billionaires in the world and how they made it
Watch: Flying first class has never been this luxurious!
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Innovation, idealism, romanticism and other far reaching dreams can lead you into a spiral of enthusiasm and excitement. Somewhere...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.