Mchunu, who is accused of inciting violence, was shown in videos circulating on social media on Monday leaving the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Police Department handcuffed.
Ngizwe Mchunu. Photo: NgizweOnline / Facebook.com
JOHANNESBURG – Musician and former radio host Ngizwe Mchunu is the latest controversial figure linked to both former President Jacob Zuma and the recent spate of violence in the country to hand himself over to the police.
Mchunu, accused of inciting violence, was shown in videos circulating on social media on Monday leaving the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Police Department in handcuffs.
Police Minister Bheki Cele said he was the fifth person arrested.
About 212 people died from the unrest.
Last week, a former spy with close ties to Zuma, Thulani Dlomo, also handed over allegations of his involvement in what President Cyril Ramaphosa has defined as an insurgency.
Last week, Mchunu told Eyewitness News he was on the run.
“I’m very emotional because now I’m in tears because I don’t know why I should be arrested. When someone calls I get very frantic,” Mchunu said.
He claimed that a full-scale war had broken out over his views on the incarceration of former President Jacob Zuma.
“Now we are at war, this may be the last time I speak to you, anything can happen to me because now I am being targeted,” Mchunu said.
This week, he told his social media followers that he would turn himself over to the police.
The former Ukhozi FM host and musician, also from Nkandla, accused President Ramaphosa of dividing the nation.
He was also reprimanded by groups like the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) for comments such as ayi-khale, which is said to be a call for machine guns.
He joins four other people who are said to be in police custody.