Case against a politician allegedly mobilizing people to commit public violence postponed

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A case against 45-year-old man, Bruce Aldrin Nimmerhoudt has been postponed to July 26th.

Nimmerhoudt made a brief appearance at the Roodepoort Magistrates Court on charges of inciting to commit public violence.

Gauteng Regional Spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwane said that Nimmerhoudt was arrested on Friday, 16 July 2021 in Westrand following a voice note that was circulated on social media platforms wherein a male person could be heard inciting members of society in and around the areas of Krugersdorp, Randfontein and Roodepoort to commit public violence.

“The case was postponed to 26 July 2021 after a request from the State Advocate, Enock Makua for the state to be given an opportunity to conclude investigations in preparation for the bail hearing.”

“The NPA continues to urge members of the public to refrain from creating and circulating messages that seek to instigate communities to act in a violent manner, instill fear and/or undermine the efforts of rebuilding for the good of our country” said Mjonondwane.

In a clip that was later on sent to the police, Nimmerhoudt who is also senior political party member, Patriotic Alliance (PA) was heard urging community members to not attack schools.

’’Do not attack schools, do not attack health-care facilities, but malls you can do whatever you want. Do not attack any person except for those who stand in your way.”

Nimmerhoudt is counted among over 1 200 people who were arrested for public violence during the unrest in Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal.

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