Zuma disruption case postponed

2012-05-10 12:22

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.

  • Tamaranui - 2012-05-10 12:38

    Please make an example of these Perps,

      Peter - 2012-05-10 12:41

      Do you like communism? sure sounds like it

      Tamaranui - 2012-05-10 12:48

      This is not Communist, Peter. This is plain common sense.

      Peter - 2012-05-10 12:52

      @Tamaranui - only a dictator would imprison people who criticize them

      Tamaranui - 2012-05-10 13:00

      Read the article for a start Peter, It may take some time however it is best to understand the facts before posting. These two individual’s shenanigans eventually resulted in a brawl with punches and chairs being thrown. There are several criminal charges here alone. There are platforms to criticise, these platforms need to be utilized . Even Rudi Le Roux has stitches............Is this your Communism you speak of ???????????

      Peter - 2012-05-10 13:11

      @Tamaranui - Maybe you should also read the article. First there are no grounds on which to prosecute them, thats why if you read it "the case would be sent to the office of the director of public prosecutions for a decision on whether to prosecute." Secondly, they are being accused of being ringleaders.. at a lecture, a public gathering. Are you insinuating that they heckled him and then said alright everyone lets have a big brawl? I highly doubt that. Its not an organised crime. Sure its a shame someone got hurt and hes fortunate that he didnt lose and eye but thats not their fault unless they were actually physically fighting and throwing chairs, which the article does not say they were doing

      Tamaranui - 2012-05-10 13:17

      Mr. Le Roux and his injuries suggest a criminal offense. These two individuals were the ringleaders and should be dealt with accordingly. So according to you whenever we disagree just cause a ruckus and behave like idiots to get one's point across. Me thinks us RSAs are better than this.

      Peter - 2012-05-10 13:23

      I never said his injuries where not criminal. But unless the crime was committed by those 2, they have no reason to have criminal charges set upon them. At best the state kind find them guilty of a public disturbance. There is no proof they are ringleaders either, so until the evidence is brought forward and shows them being ringleaders and inciting violence this case has no grounds

  • LiraMalatji - 2012-05-10 12:40

    Respect the president hle

      Peter - 2012-05-10 12:41

      You dont get respect until you earn it, he has done nothing to earn respect

      Philip - 2012-05-10 13:32

      He deserves no respect.

  • Peter - 2012-05-10 12:40

    Sounds to me like our dictator... sorry president doesnt like being criticized. I think your grabbing for straws if your going to call them ringleaders when it was a public gathering

      Tamaranui - 2012-05-10 12:54

      Peter , It obvious you have not looked out the window at the Liberated Democracy we live in. Remember this voting that many speak about...............This practice does not occur in a Dictatorship. Please evaluate the nearest dictionary to find the appropriate descriptive adjective as the current word utilized for the President is incorrect. I suggest that if this was a dictatorship , You would sitting in a cell by this arvo.

      Peter - 2012-05-10 13:02

      @Tamaranui - I suppose you, as someone that does not live in south africa, havent been reading any of the news then. Have you not heard of the call to nationalize the mines? or the redistrubution of land? or how about the guy that got arrested for giving zuma the finger. All signs of communism, whether you want to admit it or not South africa is not a true democracy, having the right to vote does not prove we live in a democracy, because that is all that appears to be apart of this democracy

      Tamaranui - 2012-05-10 13:09

      Peter , I do reside in Zululand and as for all you speak of , This is to redistribute wealth across the cultures. I see No issue with AA and BEE at all. Nationalize the Mines yesterday , I say.

      Peter - 2012-05-10 13:16

      @Tamaranui - why does wealth need to be redistributed? Thats a communist ideology to share the wealth of the nation. And dont start with that apartheid BS, it wont fly, and I'll tell you why because if Europeans did not settle in southern africa there would be no wealth to distribute. Unless we are talking about live stock. Taking stuff away from people that earn it is that of an act of either a criminal or guess what.... a dictator

      Philip - 2012-05-10 13:35

      @Tamaranui - Yes, nationalize the mines and cost me my job .. thank you.

      Tamaranui - 2012-05-10 13:38

      Peter, Just incase you have just awoken from a Coma, I will expand, The AA and BEE are to address the past atrocities. RSA cannot wait for 5 generations for this to happen therefore these items are installed to fastrack the transformation. What you must understand is the wealth was accumalated illegitamely as the other team was legislated not to participate. This is not our fault. Look closely at RSA history to find whom is at fault nevertheless the past is the past , we must learn from these facts and move on. Remember the group areas act was utilized to remove land from Blacks without compensation. For all land that is Liberated the current owners will be compensated at market value.

      Tamaranui - 2012-05-10 13:48

      heheheheehhe...........Lets not be nasty,

      Philip - 2012-05-10 13:52

      Yes and all the land redistribution where business flourished, now lie in shambles ... because we only want (not to work). Like the chickens that started to munch each other because the idiots didn't buy chicken feed ... aka. waiting for the next handout. Nationalizing mines will kill the backbone industry of this country aka. Zimbabwe.

      Peter - 2012-05-10 13:56

      @Tamaranui - Right so firstly AA and BEE are also forms of communism, democracy gives freedom of choice, where people should be treated equally. There is no equality by flipping the coin over and stating that its to fix past atrocities. Its just another form of social division. BEE and AA do not address past atrocities for one single reason... what they gain would not exist had European settlers not landed. I can guarantee you that people losing out on jobs due to BEE and AA would argue that the past atrocities are not in the past but in the present. You cant honestly tell me that its not in some form or another the reverse of apartheid. So in actual fact nothing is being learnt from the past. I know exactly who is at fault, and its no one in this generation including me. I was born in 1989 what did i do to deserve being treated like a second class citizen by those in power who dont care about anyone, and are the only people that are getting any value out of the system. Also why cant the state compensate the market value to the people trying to claim the land? So they can buy land else where? Why must people that have successfully farmed and added value to our economy for decades now lose everything they have built. Its just another wrong and you must be completely bias not to see that

      Tamaranui - 2012-05-10 14:22

      Peter, I am not Bias , just a different perspective. Land being farmed commercially should not be redistributed. Fortunately you are a young man and do not have a clue to what life was under the regime therefore callimg this reverse Apatheid is ridiculous. Peter I assure you that you are not a second class citizen and you do have a vote in this country. Unfortunately where land that has been earmarked for redistribution the landowner will be compensated hence he /she/It will not be left pennyless.

      Adam - 2012-05-10 14:48

      Peter someone on this forum has the same IP address as Bluzulu, I only hope his golfing handicap is better than 24.

      Tamaranui - 2012-05-10 14:58

      12 Actually, the Ping Zing Irons ( Titanium head with firm Graphite shafts ) work a treat. My Callaway Titanium woods also with Firm Graphite shafts are not the best fit for my swing...........nevertheless...............

      Tamaranui - 2012-05-10 19:08

      Peter, Please lend me this mythical tool of fortune telling as somehow you are able to foresee different futures of RSA. Envision one were we all worked side by side, Where would we be now??? You can't say RSA would be different today if the Afropeans then Europeans never arrived here. It is like me saying we would have been better off without the Afropeans, It is a ridiculous argument. The past is the past and RSA needs to move on however this generation is not going to see Fruits of AA and BEE nevertheless take comfort that the near generations will be living a better RSA.

  • Craig - 2012-05-10 12:54

    But they are just freedom fighters ....

  • Gregory - 2012-05-10 12:58

    Sibusiso Nkomiyahlaba,and Siviwe Gxothiwe, I admire you guys for having the balls to stand up to a dictator . Well done guys. Good luck with the trial I doubt they will get a conviction , without political interference .

      Tamaranui - 2012-05-10 13:04

      Nice if you were there as well Greg, All talk and NO walk. Why are you not participating in active protest, Just a Keyboard cowboy maybe???

      Gregory - 2012-05-10 13:07

      Get head out Zumas ass maybe you will what's happening to the country.

      Peter - 2012-05-10 13:12

      @Tamaranui - for an american you have alot to say about issues that dont concern you

      Tamaranui - 2012-05-10 13:13

      Discussion over then, Greg. When beaten just profanity your way to the door, Typical.

  • Pule - 2012-05-10 13:10

    A job well done boy,that dictator is just a trash,oh!They'll expel me from S.A for calling president a dictator.I therefore don't have remorse.Zuma is a dic tator...

  • Lulama - 2012-05-10 13:18

    Whether we like it or we don't people, fact is Jacob Zuma is our president and should be treated with the respect he deserves.

      Peter - 2012-05-10 13:24

      and he deserves none... which is why this happened to begin with

      Philip - 2012-05-10 13:37

      Respect to those whom earn in it ... he's done nothing ... no respect ... none what-so ever he deserves.

      Gregory - 2012-05-10 13:57

      You don't demand respect you earn it.

      Adam - 2012-05-10 14:54

      Lulama, he IS getting the respect he deserves.

  • Stlouis Heidtmann - 2012-05-10 13:21

    they shouldnt just disrupt they should have shot his corrupt rapist showerheaf

      Peter - 2012-05-10 13:38

      @Tamaranui - Stop trolling. you have run out of logical comments so you take to harassing those that don't see your point of you. You are everything that is wrong with this country

      Tamaranui - 2012-05-10 13:44

      Advocating the shooting of the President is a criminal offense as well in a Democracy. I am not clued up on these Blogging terms nonetheless I am no troll neither are my comments Troll like.( This must be from the book of fairies, devils and so forth )

      Peter - 2012-05-10 14:01

      Stlouis Heidtmann is not plotting the assassination and he has every right to freedom of speech to condone

      Tamaranui - 2012-05-10 14:33

      """they should have shot his corrupt rapist showerheaf""" The quote above (forget the spelling error) means what exactly Peter ???

  • Khetha Hlophe - 2012-05-10 13:23

    What did they have to gain? [FAME] I doubt if you are familiar with channel of communication!What they did was of low mentality u show respect for yourselves then u ll be respected. Tacticts of 80`s are not applicable now if u want to progress.

  • Stlouis Heidtmann - 2012-05-10 14:02

    all zuma and anc lovers u are just showing ur ignorance and crimanal love daily with your support of this bafoon corrupt idiot

  • ntunjab - 2012-05-10 14:04

    @ 1st it was d man who accidently spilled a wine over JZ on DBN July,nw these 3Boys ... We are having a true untouchable dectator!!

      Peter - 2012-05-10 14:18

      and dont forget the young guy who gave Zumas motorcade the middle finger

      Philip - 2012-05-10 14:24

      @ntunjab - you have it wrong .. it was a whiskey .. and it spilled near the guy. Details ... sorry ... hehehe. Clearly nobody likes this guy ... less his supporters. PS. Please note my use of guy instead of president showing the amount of respect I have for him.

      Adam - 2012-05-10 14:58

      When people threw eggs at the governor of California, he merely suggested that they throw bacon next time so he could have breakfast. He didnt need his mommy to take them to court. Which one is more of a man?.

  • Pieter - 2012-05-10 14:26

    Zuma loves the news, ai ai

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