Monday, 14 October 2019 20:22

Image: @RonaldLamola. 

The department of Justice is petitioning President Cyril Ramaphosa to give Fees Must Fall activist Kanya Cekeshe a presidential pardon.

He has been denied leave to appeal his conviction and sentence and he's also been denied bail.

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola said on Twitter that his department is in the process of assisting Cekeshe with an application for presidential pardon or other legally available avenues.
 
Magistrate Theunis Carstens delivered the judgment earlier in the Johannesburg magistrate's court.
 
Cekeshe is appealing a five-year sentence after pleading guilty to public violence and malicious damage to property.