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Operation Dudula’s Nhlanhla ‘Lux’ Dlamini granted R1500 bail

Ntlantla “Lux” Mohlauli, the head of Operation Dudula, was granted R1,500 bail by the Roodepoort magistrate’s court on Monday morning.

His name was written on the charge sheet as Nhlanhla Dlamini, which is how he is known in the public.

The state prosecutor told the court that Mohlauli is charged with housebreaking with intent to steal and malicious damage to property.

The state requested that the court order him not to contact the complainant, Victor Ramerafe, and that he surrender his passport to the investigating officer.

The case has been rescheduled for May 27 to allow for more investigation.

The court ordered Mohlauli to stay at his home in Pimville, Soweto, and have no contact with the complainant.

The state did not object to his release on bond, according to a spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority, Phindi Mjonondwana.

Some have claimed that the charges are politically motivated, which she denies.

“Prosecutorial decisions are not politically motivated. We had a docket before us and decided to prosecute,” she said.

After Ramerafe, followed by EFF comrades, opened a case at the Dobsonville police station on Thursday, the Dudula leader was arrested. This came after followers of the movement raided his residence, accusing him of drug selling.

Hundreds of Dudula supporters stood roughly 400 meters away from the courthouse, chanting struggle songs in anticipation of the bail hearing. A large police presence was present, with many streets surrounding the court closed.

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