Bonginkosi Khanyile is accompanied by other EFF Student Command members and his mother, Phumzile Khatini, who traveled from KwaZulu-Natal to be with her son.
FILE: Bonginkosi Khanyile in court. Image: @ BonginkosiKhanyile / Twitter.
JOHANNESBURG – Leges Should be the fall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile has reached the Union buildings to hand over a petition and to sleep until President Cyril Ramaphosa responds to his request for a presidential pardon.
Finally we arrived at the trade union buildings
– Bonginkosi Khanyile (@Khanyile_BG) August 21, 2018
Khanyile was found guilty of public violence by the Durban Regional Court to target a catapult towards the police during the # FeesMustFall protests. He also advocates other student activists who have been charged and convicted of pardon.
He is accompanied by fellow student members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and his mother, Phumzile Khatini, who have traveled from KwaZulu-Natal to be with her son.
The petition states: "We believe that a conditional punishment will serve as a warning for Bonginkosi Khanyile to be more measured in his approach to political activism and to see his steps in the life path – for the benefit of society. and has not denied what he has done.He does not deserve to spend time in prison with hardened criminals.We ask him for a suspended sentence, a second chance in life. "
Ramaphosa is in the country, but it is not clear if he can personally receive the petition.