MLF struggles to raise bail

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Mthwakazi Liberation Front (MLF) activists were by Wednesday making frantic efforts to raise the
$2 000 needed to get one of their jailed leaders, Charles Thomas, out on bail.

Thomas and John Gazi were granted $2 000 bail each by High Court judge Justice Nicholas Ndou, but the former is still in remand prison after his family failed to raise the required money.

Gazi, together with Thomas, had been in remand prison for the past four weeks facing treason charges.
They are, however, yet to be formally charged with treason.

While Gazi and Thomas were granted bail, Paul Siwela was not so lucky after his case was referred to the Supreme Court for determination.

MLF secretary for legal affairs Sabelo Ngwenya told NewsDay the party’s fundraising team was working hard to raise the money to pay for Thomas’s bail.

“Yes, we are making efforts to raise money to get him out. In fact, our fundraising team is busy on that and hopefully he will be out by tomorrow (today),” he said.

Ngwenya said Gazi’s family paid his bail on Monday afternoon.