Former Ukhozi FM DJ set to be next to turn himself in for inciting violence

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Linda Ximba

Former Ukhozi FM presenter and controversial social commentator Ngizwe Mchunu says he will hand himself over to the police on Monday.

Mchunu is believed to be one of the 12 people Police Minister Bheki Cele vowed to arrest last week for inciting violence in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal following the arrest of former president Jacob Zuma.

The outspoken DJ revealed on his Facebook page on Friday that he is tired of living under siege, as cops are said to be on his tail.

This follows a series of Mchunu’s online posts in which he has been a vocal supporter of the #FreeZuma campaign. He has been trending on social media ever since Zuma was sentenced to jail by the Concourt last week.

Mchunu’s outspoken posts have garnered widespread attention from people on both sides of the debate, and now they have drawn unwanted attention from the police.

Last week, he decided to cancel a press briefing in Jozi upon learning that cops were set to pounce on him.

Mchunu posted this message online: “I am tired of running and hiding from cops. My life is in danger because I have gathered that some people want to kill me. Killing me for voicing out my feelings in a democratic country? So I have consulted with my lawyer and alongside amabutho I will head to the nearest police station to hand myself over. I want to ask the KZN commissioner if it’s true that I am a wanted man. I want to know why am I of interest in all their investigations.”

When Scrolla.Africa approached Mchunu for comment, he reiterated his message: “I am not backing down. What I posted on my online page remains. I am buoyed by positive messages and support from people all around the country. These people believe I’m making noise for the right reasons.”

Although he never named the former radio DJ, Cele said there was a public figure who called himself “President”, who he said would be arrested.

“We want to know who elected him and he is a president of what? He, as unelected president, can’t be allowed to insult the elected president. We will arrest him,” said Cele.

Mchunu denied insulting President Cyril Ramaphosa in his own “state of the nation address”.

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