Somizi’s case postponed as NPA considers representations from the TV star’s lawyers

The case against radio and television presenter Somizi Mhlongo has been postponed for further investigation and to give the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) time to consider representations by the celebrity choreographer’s lawyers.

Mhlongo did not appear in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Friday, resulting in a warrant of arrest being issued as a matter of procedure.

The warrant has been stayed until his next hearing.

NPA regional spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwane said the case against Mhlongo was postponed until 23 July.

“Mhlongo didn’t appear in person. As per procedure, a warrant was issued, but stayed until his next court date. The matter was postponed for further investigations and for the outcome of representations submitted to the NPA by his legal team,” said Mjonondwane.

 

Mhlongo was charged for allegedly contravening the Disaster Management Act after a video in which he’s heard talking to his Metro FM co-host Dineo Ranaka, went viral in April.