Rape case against Brickz is weak – lawyer

2014-08-01 12:21

The new lawyer for kwaito star Brickz says the rape charge against his client should be dismissed.

“We are [making] representations to the national director [of public prosecutions] to say that the case is weak and that it is unnecessary for the accused to attend trial – this matter must just be withdrawn,” said Dumisani Mabunda at the Roodeport Magistrates’ Court earlier today.

Mabunda, who is the musician’s new representative, said he only received the legal documents today. He asked for the matter to be postponed so the new legal team could have time to study the case.

“We only obtained the contents of the docket today and also the transcript of the bail application,” he said.

Brickz, whose real name is Sipho Ndlovu, appeared in court last month but the matter was postponed after lawyer Isaac Mokgobi said he could no longer represent the singer because he had failed to pay close to R100 000 in legal fees.

“I can confirm that he has settled the matter with his old lawyer. We have also been paid,” said Mabunda.

Brickz greeted everyone as he made his way to the courtroom. He appeared in court for less than five minutes after waiting for more than an hour.

He was accompanied by four family members, who kept the seemingly restless singer busy as he waited for his turn.

The musician was arrested in September last year for allegedly raping a teenager at his home in Ruimsig, west of Joburg. He was released on R50 000 bail after more than a month in jail.

Brickz avoided the media and declined to comment on the case. He will appear again in court on August 26.

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