ActionSA concerned about continued delays to Primrose Slumlord case

ActionSA is concerned about the repeated delays to the court proceedings for Tony Kadzadi, an illegal immigrant allegedly involved in the illegal hijacking of property in Primrose, Ekurhuleni.

Kadzadi, who was arrested in January after an intervention by ActionSA President Herman Mashaba, was set to appear in the Germiston Magistrate’s court on Thursday morning, but the matter was again postponed to 22 March for an Igbo language interpreter to be found.

He is facing charges of illegal immigration, allegedly being in the country illegally for over 10 years, as well as sexual harassment against ActionSA activist Patricia Khoza who has also laid a charge of theft against him.

The continued delays highlight the time it takes for South African communities to find justice in our court system, while it also increases the chances of Kadzadi – who have no South African documentation and is out on bail – to flee the country.

ActionSA’s lawyers have already written to the court to request reasons as to why Kadzadi have received bail despite being in the country illegally.

ActionSA has previously written to the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Shamila Bathohi, the acting Public Protector Kholeka Gcaleka and the Minister of Home Affairs Dr Aaron Motsoaledi to ask why Kadzadi was granted bail but to date still remains out on bail.

That is why our legal team have decided to take the matter directly to the court to provide reasons why Kadzadi’s release despite his high flight risk.

ActionSA will maintain pressure to ensure that justice prevails and that law and order are restored to Ekurhuleni.

For too long, the South African government has allowed lawlessness to take over in our communities, and ActionSA – a party committed to the rule of law – will do everything in its power to ensure that the situation is turned around.