#FeesMustFall activist Kanya Cekeshe has filed papers for leave to appeal in the high court. The Johannesburg magistrate’s court on Monday denied Cekeshe leave to appeal against his 2017 conviction.
Cekeshe was sentenced to eight years in prison, with three years suspended. He pleaded guilty to public violence and malicious damage to property charges.
On Monday, Justice Minister Ronald Lamola said that his department is in the process of assisting Cekeshe with an application for presidential pardon or other legally available avenues.
In other news – Arrest warrant issued for husband accused of stabbing wife 19 times
A warrant of arrest has been issued for a man accused of stabbing his wife at least 19 times right in front of their two young children.
Makhavhu began divorce proceedings last month before her estranged husband allegedly stabbed her at her Johannesburg home.
eNCA previously reported how 40-year-old Lerato Makhavhu went into hiding with her 4-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son after the attack. Read more