Protester set to apply for bail

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November 1, 2016
Protester set to apply for bail

BUST: Ngangali was photographed during #FeesMustFall protest

Cleaner bust for smashing a cop car appeared in court on Monday.

A UCT cleaner who was arrested after getting caught on camera smashing a police vehicle during a violent #FeesMustFall protest last week, will apply for bail in a week’s time.

Xolisa Ngangali appeared at the Cape Town Magistrates’ Court on Monday on charges of malicious damage to property following his arrest on Friday.

The 33-year-old was nabbed by cops at his workplace in Observatory after pictures of him smashing a police van’s window went viral on social media.

His arrest came two days after the violent protest in the CBD following students’ march to Parliament last
Wednesday.

Students clashed with police which saw some protesters damaging several shops and vehicles in the city centre.

The City of Cape Town estimated damages to be about R2 million.

Yesterday Ngangali heard that prosecutors needed a seven-day postponement to verify a bail profile on him before indicating whether they will oppose his release on bail.

The National Prosecuting Authority’s Eric Ntabazalila says: “He will remain in custody and appear in court again on November 7 for bail information.”

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