This picture was taken from the Eyewitness News website, which was A YouTube screengrab of Kanya Cekeshe in the Johannesburg Magistrates Court on 14 October 2019.

The Congress of the People says Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola should not interfere in FeesMustFall student activist Khaya Cekeshe’s case.

Lamola is assisting Cekeshe with an application for a presidential pardon or other legal means to get him released from prison.

He was yesterday denied bail, as well as leave to appeal his conviction and sentence. Cope’s Dennis Bloem explains why they feel that Lamola’s involvement is wrong.