Mcebo Dlamini given suspended sentence for violence during #FeesMustFall protest

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- heraldlive.co.za | 3 weeks ago

#FeesMustFall activist Mcebo Dlamini was yesterday handed down a suspended sentence after he pleaded guilty to public violence and contravening SA's immigration laws.

Dlamini was sentenced to two-and-a-half years imprisonment, which was wholly suspended for five years, in relation to the charges he faced emanating from the FeesMustFall protests in 2015. He was arrested in 2016 and charged with violating a court order, public violence, theft, malicious damage to property, and assaulting an officer during the protest.

The National Prosecuting Authority's (NPA) Phindi Mjonondwane said Dlamini approached it with the intention of pleading guilty.

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