Brickz denied bail for rape charge

2013-11-19 11:49
Kwaito star Brickz (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

Kwaito star Brickz (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

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State opposes bail for Brickz

2013-11-13 13:48

The state is opposing bail in the rape case against kwaito star Bricks, whose real name is Sipho Ndlovu. WATCH

Johannesburg - Kwaito musician and rape accused Sipho Charles Ndlovu was denied bail by the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

"There is convincing evidence and likelihood that the applicant will intimidate witnesses," said magistrate Piet Kotze.

"Bail is refused."

The matter was postponed to 5 December.

Ndlovu, known as Brickz in the music industry, allegedly raped a teenage girl in March this year.

He was arrested on 1 November and has been in custody since his arrest.

Previous conviction

Earlier, the magistrate said Ndlovu lied about his previous conviction.

"With reference to paragraph eight (of your affidavit) the court could not come to any conclusion except that you lied about your conviction."

He was referring to affidavits submitted for and against Ndlovu's bail application. In his affidavit Brickz stated that he had no previous conviction, but the State submitted that he was convicted for possession of cocaine in 2007.

He was sentenced to four months with an option of a R1 000 fine. Half of the sentence was suspended.

"On top of a certified copy from the Randburg Magistrate's Court it is written no admission fine... You were convicted," Kotze said before adjourning proceedings for tea.

Brickz waved and shook hands with some people in the public gallery before he was led to the holding cells.

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