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Accused appeared in court for inciting violence

Media Statement
Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation


KWAZULU-NATAL – On Wednesday, 3 April 2024, 53-year-old Visvin Reddy appeared before Chatsworth Magistrates’ court for contravention of Riotous Assemblies Act 17 of 1956 for inciting violence.

It is alleged that on 3 March 2024, a man was heard and seen making an utterances that might incite violence in Durban.  The man was threatening that the country will be plunged into civil war the day his political party is not appearing on the ballot paper and not allowed to campaign. He further threatened that they will make sure that no one will make it to the voting stations

The case of contravention of Riotous Assemblies Act 17 of 1956 for inciting violence was opened at Durban Central police station and was allocated to Hawks Durban Serious Organised Crime Investigation for further exploration.

On Tuesday, 26 March 2024 he was served with summons to appear before Chatsworth Magistrate Court today, 3 April 2024.    

Reddy was released on a warning and the case postponed to 14 June 2024 in the Chatsworth Regional court.                                                                                             End


Warrant Officer Sibu Ncane