Alleged ring leader in Masiphumelele mob attacks granted bail
Lubabalo Vellem has been charged with murder, attempted murder, assault and public violence.
CAPE TOWN - The alleged ring leader behind several mob justice attacks in Masiphumelele has been released on bail.
Vellem has been charged with murder, attempted murder, assault and public violence.
Supporters cheered and chanted relentlessly as they heard the accused had been granted bail of R5,000.
Hundreds of Masiphumelele demonstrators flanked the Glen Clairn express way as they marched to court early this morning.
Outside court the crowd's chanting grew so loud proceedings had to adjourn because the noise drowned out the State's submissions.
St George's Street, outside the courthouse, is currently blocked off and there's a heavy police presence.