Police release News24 journalist without charging him

2016-09-30 16:47
Kaveel Singh (Supplied)

Kaveel Singh (Supplied)

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

Johannesburg - News24 journalist Kaveel Singh was released by police on Friday afternoon after he was detained for covering student protests on the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Westville campus.

Police told Singh he would be charged with trespassing and resisting arrest. Police argued that only journalists and lecturers were allowed on campus.

But even UKZN officials said that Singh had done nothing wrong.

UKZN spokesperson Lesiba Seshoka told News24: "This is absolute rubbish. The man was doing his job.

"I have spoken to our Director of Risk Management and he has informed the police that this cannot stand. It cannot work like this."

"I had been doing nothing wrong and I was surrounded by police who took my phone and deleted my footage. I'm happy to be out but it doesn't say much for media freedom."

Six protesters who were arrested along with Singh were still in custody.


Read more on:    ukzn  |  durban  |  university protests  |  university fees

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.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
ADVERTORIAL
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.

/News
 

Man scores date with tennis superstar after Twitter bet

It’s a modern day Cinderella story, but one American man took ‘shoot your shot’ seriously in 2017.

 
 

You won't want to miss...

Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
5 top leg exercises for men
10 best dressed men of 2017
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

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.

Settings

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.