Eight men sentenced for public violence

DURBAN: On 7 July 2020 the Durban Regional Court sentenced eight men for public violence. Their sentence came after the court heard how they obstructed the traffic and causing public violence on Sydney Road. The court sentenced Sanele Sangweni (22), Lungelo Ngubane (30), Nduduzo Madonsela (26), Melusi Hlongwane (27), Ishmael Nkosi (27), Sphelele Mbanjwa (26), Vuyo Sakhile (24) and Mnoneleni Sakhile (23) to R8000-00 fine or eight months imprisonment suspended for five years.
It is alleged on 25 March 2019 at 14:30, a group of men wearing regalia of the ATDF, embarked on protest action blockading the road and preventing the trucks from operating at Bayhead. Umbilo police as well as the Durban Public Order Police responded swiftly to the scene. A total of eight protesters were placed under arrest and charged for public violence. They made several court appearances to until their sentence.

Source: South African Police Service

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