Brickz wants rape case dropped

Johannesburg - Kwaito musician Sipho Charles Ndlovu, accused of raping a 17-year-old girl, wants the case withdrawn, the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court heard on Friday.

Ndlovu's newly-appointed legal representative Dumisani Mabunda asked the court to postpone the case to later this month to allow him to make representations to the national director of public prosecutions (NDPP).

The case was postponed to 26 August, after Ndlovu, known as Brickz in the music industry, appeared briefly in court on Friday.

The postponement was granted with the understanding that the representations needed to be finalised.

Before court proceedings, the musician, dressed in a purple jersey and beige trousers, joked with friends and family and posed for photos with a fan in the corridor of the court.

"I have obtained the contents of the docket only today and need time to study it to make proper presentations to the NDPP," Mabunda told reporters outside court after the postponement.

Mabunda said the case against his client was "weak and filled with holes".

The 32-year-old musician is accused of raping the girl at his home in Honeydew, Johannesburg, in March last year. The rape was only reported in October.

After an unsuccessful bail application in the magistrate's court, Ndlovu's lawyers went to the high court where they secured him R50 000 bail in December.

During bail proceedings, Ndlovu's lawyer indicated he intended pleading not guilty.


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Charles Komane 2014-08-01 02:54:54 PM
Sorry bra, ur in trouble, rape! Artists must stop befriending children, its possible he raped her and its also possible she is lying, stay away frm children.
Stephanes Heunis 2014-08-01 03:03:41 PM
If you can do it for jakob zuma, why not for every rape accused. it's only fair!
SunshinyDay 2014-08-01 03:41:58 PM
Just because she waited to report the rape, doesn't mean it didn't happen. Maybe she was ashamed, worried she wouldn't be taken seriously. OR Maybe someone got it into her head that she could cry rape and get some money out of him. It's happened before. But I do think that him wanting the charges dropped without even getting the opportunity to prove himself innocent sounds a little fishy.
Tw Malemone 2014-08-01 04:11:40 PM
Eish ma brigado i feel ur situation,,u r in a serius trouble if nt miserable life.but only the facts of ur case would determine ur fate
Nin Ja Kitty 2014-08-01 04:18:09 PM
You don't always get what you want.
Motofogo Mulilo 2014-08-01 04:46:12 PM
I heard him on radio last night. They tried to portray him as a good father and husband. They forgot the court cases are not presided by his friends on radio. Its people who will consider facts of the matter who sit over these cases.
Ndlovukazi Ka Dingiswayo 2014-08-01 07:21:38 PM
raped in March ,report in October ,after several washes ,no evidence. He said she said case...waste of time nxa
Mr T. 2014-08-01 07:33:23 PM
Why report when there is a dispute in the main time you enjoyed all Orther occasions??
Makhokolotso Mk Mitchell 2014-08-01 08:51:13 PM
The fact that he still poses for pictures before court proceedings shows how lightly he views this case, hope they don't drop charges like they did with Jakop, they must be fair to both parties*
Mr T. 2014-08-01 09:00:12 PM
At least he did not confused her with the intruder.