Comedian Soli Philander expected to appear in court today
Philander was apprehended on Saturday after he took to social media where he alleged that a young girl was living with a paedophile in a District Six Community Centre.
CAPE TOWN - Comedian Soli Philander is expected to appear in court on Monday following his arrest at the weekend.
According to Western Cape police, Philander was arrested on charges of contravention of a protection order and common assault.
The police's Fredrick van Wyk said Philander was released on a warning on Saturday.
The 59-year-old is due to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Monday where more details around his arrest will be revealed.
Philander was apprehended on Saturday after he took to social media where he alleged that a young girl was living with a paedophile in a District Six Community Centre. He called on authorities to act.
The Social Development MEC Sharna Fernandez has removed the four-year-old girl from the District Six Community Centre.
Fernandez said the child had been taken to a place of safety amid an investigation.
Meanwhile, Philander claimed that Peter Agulhas of the Marion Institute was using his connections within the Cape Town police and the court system to evade any legal action against him.
“It'’ a protection order that this man took out. I want to clarify that he is not the director of the Marion Institute... He’s under investigation at the Marion Institute for mismanagement and corruption,” Philander said in an interview with CapeTalk.
“On Saturday, he brought out an old protection order that he took out last year when he locked the entire community out of the Marion centre. All I’m trying to accomplish here is that the community of Springfield Terrace, District Six, gets fed from the Marion Institute that is supposed to serve them, that belongs to them and this man won’t allow it,” he added.
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