Former DJ in court for inciting South Africa unrest

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A well-known former radio DJ in South Africa has been denied bail after appearing in court on charges of inciting violence that followed the jailing of ex-President Jacob Zuma.

In a video on social media, Ngizwe Mchunu – a staunch supporter of Mr Zuma – called for the former president to be released.

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Mr Mchunu has denied intending to create unrest.

Prosecutors say he is one of about a dozen key instigators of the violence that left more than 200 people dead and thousands of businesses looted.

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Mr Zuma is serving 15 months in prison for contempt of court.

Meanwhile South Africa’s transport minister has denied the looting was a result of failures by the government to address economic problems.

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In an interview with BBC HardTalk, Fikile Mbalula described the disturbances as a well-orchestrated attempted coup.



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