Zuma heckler gets community service

2013-05-30 10:41
Jacob Zuma (Picture: AP)

Jacob Zuma (Picture: AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town - A man who was convicted of disrupting President Jacob Zuma's centenary lecture in Cape Town last year has been given a community service sentence, the Cape Argus reported on Thursday.

The Cape Town Magistrate's Court reportedly sentenced Sibusiso Nkomiyahlaba, 26, on Wednesday to 18 months in jail, which was wholly suspended for four years on condition he not commit a similar offence.

According to the report, he was also sentenced to 50 hours community service and ordered to complete a life skills programme and anger management course.

Nkomiyahlaba and others were responsible for disrupting the African National Congress (ANC) centenary memorial lecture at the Good Hope Centre on 23 February last year.

They sang while Zuma was speaking and several people were thrown out the centre.

SABC cameraman Rudi le Roux was hit with a chair while filming an anti-Zuma protest outside the building and had to have several stitches.

The provincial ANC leadership suspended Nkomiyahlaba's party membership for five years in May last year.

This sanction, however, was suspended on condition he not be found guilty of the same misconduct.

He and three others were instructed by the ANC to perform community service and attend compulsory political education school.

Read more on:    anc  |  jacob zuma  |  cape town

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.


Men.24 Model of the Week: Wendy from Cape Town

Find out more about our featured model, Wendy from Cape Town


You won't want to miss...

Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
WATCH: Pornhub is giving users free access to premium content these holidays
5 top leg exercises for men
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.