Mcebo Dlamini’s law career ends
#FeesMustFallActivist Mcebo Dlamini has seen the end of his law career after being officially deemed a criminal with a criminal record.
The law graduate and former University of Witwatersrand SRC president was found guilty of public violence and slapped with a suspended sentence of two years and six months imprisonment. Dlamini will however only serve time if he is found guilty of a similar offence in the next five years.
Dlamini was arrested in 2016 during a protest calling for free education. He faced charges of violating a court order, public violence, theft, malicious damage to property and he was also accused of assaulting a police officer.
Dlamini took to social media about his sentencing and conviction.
“Today marked the end of my legal career…I will take time to reflect on my future moving forward including my political career. I thank you,” he added.
In an interview with eNCA Dlamini said that he was glad that this case was finally over, as it had been ongoing since 2016, he also mentioned that he has limited options following the conviction and sentencing.
“We can appeal for presidential pardon and we can also appeal to the department of labour for the expungement of the criminal record,” he added.
Dlamini’s supporters took to social media to wish him well whilst some dubbed him as their hero.