Everyone is entitled to a bail hearing within the first 42 hours of their arrest. In ‘interrogating bail’, Law Focus uses recent bail hearings to explore the contentions of injustice spotted in the media lately.
We discuss the story of paraplegic Ronnie Fakude who spent 28 months in remand detention and Fees Must Fall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile who spent 6 months in remand.
Together with Adv Mabona Mokoena and Adv James Grant we unpack the challenges faced by indigent South Africans when applying for bail.
This edition of Law Focus is produced by Khutso Tsikane. Co-hosted by Nyiko Shikwambane and Basil Sherinda. Technical production by Kutlwano Serame.