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Ex Ukhozi FM Presenter accused of allegedly instigating violence, surrenders to police

A former radio personality of Ukhozi FM suspected of instigating the violent protests in some parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng last week is due to make his first appearance in court on Wednesday.

Ngizwe Mchunu is one of the members of Amabutho who also vowed to protect former President Jacob Zuma from being arrested.

He handed himself at the KZN SAPS provincial headquarters in Durban and is expected to appear before a magistrate in Randburg.

“At this stage, they advised us that they need to verify his address here in Durban so they can see he’s got a valid address. They will take him to Johannesburg. Now, that is still under investigation. I can’t divulge anything,” said Mchunu’s attorney, Vusi Khathi.

Mchunu is one of six suspects believed to be behind the looting and violence in KZN and Gauteng last week, causing extensive damage to property.

President Cyril Ramaphosa said it was clear that all incidents of the unrest were instigated, planned and well-coordinated.

Ramaphosa made the remarks when he visited Ethikwini Municipality, which includes the port city Durban in KwaZulu-Natal province, one of the worst-hit areas in a week of looting that destroyed hundreds of businesses.

“We are going after them, we have identified a good number of them, and we will not allow anarchy and mayhem to just unfold in our country,” Ramaphosa told reporters

More than 200 people died during the violence and looting.

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