The Johannesburg Magistrates Court has postponed the bail application of Wits University student leader Mcebo Dlamini to allow the verification of his address. Dlamini appeared in court today on charges including malicious damage to property and assault.
He was arrested in the early hours of yesterday morning when police allegedly stormed his room at a Parktown residence. Wits students who sat outside the courtroom to support Dlamini left disappointed after his bail application was postponed.
He faces five charges, namely malicious damage to property, assault, public violence, theft and possession of a dangerous weapon.
All charges are linked to his involvement in the #FeesMustFall protests. Students believe his arrest is an attempt by the university to destabilise their movement by targeting its leaders.
Dlamini is expected back in court tomorrow and will be kept at the Cleveland Police Station overnight.