D-Day For Brickz
CONVICTED Kwaito star Brickz will know what his future holds as he is expected to appear in court for sentencing.
Bricks whose real name is Sipho Charles Ndlovu will be appearing at Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court for rape charges.
The 36-years-old Mabrikado was found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl at his home in November 2013.
The Sweety Mababy singer spent a month in jail before being released on R50 000 bail.
Last month, the bail of Ndlovu was revoked.
Magistrate John Baloyi said it was not in the interests of justice to release Ndlovu on bail, pending his sentencing.
“The presumption of innocence no longer applies.
He has already been convicted. Rape is a big concern in the country.
I am not convinced that the accused would attend his sentencing,” Baloyi told the court at the time.
Some family members and friends whistled as he made his way to the dock.
Dressed in a black blazer, white shirt and black tie, Ndlovu appeared happy and was smiling ahead of court proceedings at his previous appearance.
The court heard that Ndlovu had been married to his wife for 12 years and was a father of three.
He earned between R40 000 and R50 000 from his musical performances.
During his testimony, Ndlovu claimed he had already begun the process to better his life in prison.
He claimed that the rape charge was a “fake accusation”, and that the victim and the witness were close family members.
“I am willing to serve my sentence and was not raised to run from any ‘accusation’.
I know the truth will come out.
I’m innocent and my conscience is clear,” he said.