Sit-in: Jubilation as charges dropped

2011-07-20 00:00

JUBILATION greeted the announcement at the magistrate’s court yesterday that — following representations made to the chief prosecutor — all charges were withdrawn against the 29 ANC activists who were arrested while staging a sit-in at the ANC’s Moses Mabhida regional offices in Pietermaritzburg.

The accused, who were charged with being in contempt of a court order granted by Judge Trevor Gorven ordering them to cease occupation of the building, were released on bail of R100 each at their first court appearance.

The activists said that they will continue calling for the disbandment of the ANC’s regional executive committee and will not stop until this goal is realised. — Witness Reporter.

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