Kwaito star Brickz to be sentenced for rape

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Sipho Brickz Ndlovu

Convicted rapist and Kwaito musician Sipho “Brickz” Ndlovu’s is expected to appear at the Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court for sentencing.

Brickz (36), who all along as claimed his innocence, was following a three-year court battle in July found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl at his Ruimsig home in 2013.

Magistrate John Baloyi agreed to a request by Brickz’s legal representative who asked for a postponement arguing that he was a new lawyer and still needed to familiarize himself with the rest of the findings against his client, including a report by a social worker.

His sentencing was previously postponed back in July after his lawyer, Pieter Du Plessis, successfully argued that he was not ready to appear on behalf of his client as he was at the time only assigned to the case earlier during the week.

During his previous appearance, the musician had told the court that he was innocent and that the truth would eventually come out.

“I cannot change anything this court has decided. I’ve come to realise that this fake accusation is serious. The victim and the witnesses are my relatives and the truth will come out eventually,” Ndlovu said at the time.

Ndlovu had sought bail from the court which was denied by the court which said that it was not in the interest of justice to grant bail while Ndlovu faces such a serious charge.

In 2013 a 16-year-old girl lay a charge accusing the Kwaito star of raping her at his Ruimsig home, Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg.

He was arrested in November 2013 and after serving a little over a month in prison was released on R50‚000 bail by the Palm Ridge High Court.

-Siphiwe Mchunu

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