After spending the weekend behind bars, Operation Dudula Leader Nhlanhla Lux Mohlauli is granted bail with postponement to 27 May 2022 sent as the resume date. He made his second court appearance at the Roodepoort Magistrate Court in Johannesburg.
Lux was granted R1500 bail with no objection from the NPA, with conditions restricting him from having any form of conduct with the complainant Victor Ramerafe and to also surrender his passport to his investigative officer. His lawyer Ike Khumalo requested for Lux be granted pass to travel the country and preach peace towards the members of the public, educating them on abiding the law.
The judge has stressed that Lux not have any means of contact with the complainant, not to even send someone or even use electronic means of contact, as they will rule off his bail. According to the NPA Spokesperson, the investigative officer came with results of no merit which concluded the NPA to not oppose bail.
Lux was arrested on Thursday after his radio interview, the Dudula movement has since protested outside the Johannesburg Central Police Station, calling for his release. He apologized to the court for his dress code and urged the court to not find his casual wear as disrespect to the court.
Supporters of the leader are peacefully protesting outside the court, awaiting for the appearance of Nhlanhla Lux to address the media and the crowd.