A 45-year-old man has appeared in court and is charged with inciting public violence to people.
Regional spokesman for the National Prosecutor’s Office, Phindi Mjonondwane, said Bruce Aldrin Nimmerhoudt was before the judges von Roodepoort appeared po court charged with incitement to public violence.
Nimmerhoudt was arrested on Friday, July 16, 2021 in Witpoortjie on the western edge after a voice memo was distributed on social media platforms.
Mjonondwane said the voice memo included a male voice calling on members of society in and around the areas of Krugersdorp, Randfontein and Roodepoort to commit public violence.
The case was on the Postponed July 26, 2021 after Prosecutor Enock Makua asked the court to give the state an opportunity to finalize its investigation in preparation for the suspect’s bail hearing.
“The NPA for continues to urge the public not to create and distribute messages aimed at inciting community to act violent, instilling fear and / or undermining efforts to rebuild for the good of our country, “said Mjonondwane.
Hundreds of people have now shown up, some as young as 72 years old, in Gauteng court to answer for the recent civil unrest in the province.
The regional spokesman for the National Prosecutor, Phindi Mjonondwane said 587 people appeared in various courts across the West Rand on Monday to face charges on the violence, looting and infrastructure burning that began in Soweto on Monday July 11th .
Mjonondwane said that brings the total number of suspects currently being prosecuted in connection with the riot to 682 in Age ranges from 18 to 72.
“You will be charged with public violence, theft, malicious damage to property, violation of the Civil Protection Act, home burglary with intent to commit a crime and robbery,” Mjonondwane said.
< Most of the suspects have been held in custody pending their bail requests, which will be heard between July 19, 2021 and August 21, 2021.