Zuma disruption case postponed

2012-05-10 12:22

ANCYL members disrupt Zuma

2012-02-24 08:34

Watch a small group of people, some wearing either ANC or Youth League T-shirts, violently disrupt President Jacob Zuma's centenary address in Cape Town. WATCH

Cape Town - The case of two men accused of disrupting a memorial lecture by President Jacob Zuma was postponed by the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

Sibusiso Nkomiyahlaba, 25, and Siviwe Gxothiwe, 27, were told to appear again on June 27. Their bail of R500 each was extended.

State prosecutor Nopelo Nhantsi told Magistrate Mendy Tyulu that more time was needed to get video footage of the event.

"The case was postponed for further investigation and it was requested... that we postpone [again] for about a month because we need video footage that is still outstanding and a statement too, your worship."

She confirmed that it was SABC footage.

Tyulu said the case would be sent to the office of the director of public prosecutions for a decision on whether to prosecute.

The two face charges of public violence for allegedly participating in the disruption of Zuma's speech at the Good Hope Centre, in Cape Town, on the night of February 23.

They were arrested after Zuma was heckled.

They were believed to be the ring leaders of the ensuing commotion in which fist fights broke out and chairs were thrown.

One of those injured in the ruckus was SABC cameraman Rudi le Roux, who had to have stitches to his left eye.
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