Student leader released‚ given stricter bail conditions

Student leader Bonginkosi Khanyile was released from police custody on Friday afternoon after several hours behind bars.

Bonginkosi Khanyile Picture: FILE / THULI DLAMINI

He was arrested earlier on Friday at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) for missing a court date 10 days ago. He faces charges of public violence related to his role in #FeesMustFall protests at DUT last year.

When Khanyile made a brief appearance in the Durban Regional Court he said he had been sick on the day he failed to appear in court‚ and provided a medical certificate from a city clinic.

He was released from custody with stricter bail conditions. Khanyile will have to report to the Berea police station twice a week until the case against him is finalised.

He had previously been denied bail‚ until his legal team eventually appealing the ruling in the Constitutional Court.

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