Tuesday, 22 March 2022 17:56

DCS dismiss social media reports that Kwaito star Brickz is out on parole.

By Canny Maphanga.

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The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has rubbished social media claims that Sipho Ndlovu, popularly known as "Brickz", has been released on parole.

This comes after tweets were recently posted claiming Ndlovu had returned home only a few years after he was convicted and sentenced for rape.

Ndlovu was found guilty of rape in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court in July 2017. The musician was found guilty of raping a 17-year-old relative in November 2013.

He was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment in the same lower court and at the time Ndlovu claimed that the rape charge was a "fake accusation" and that the victim and the witness were close family members.

"I am willing to serve my sentence and was not raised to run from any 'accusation'. I know the truth will come out. I'm innocent, and my conscience is clear," Ndlovu told the court.

DCS added that Ndlovu remained incarcerated, serving his 15 year sentence.

"He will only be eligible for parole consideration after serving a minimum detention period of half of his sentence. It remains our priority as the department to rehabilitate and provide safe and secure custody for all offenders," DCS concluded.