Convicted rapist and kwaito musician, Brickz told the magistrate at Roodepoort Magistrates Court on Tuesday that he was working towards being a better person by taking courses in prison. Brickz appeared in court when his legal team brought a bail application pending a leave to appeal his conviction on Tuesday. A petition to appeal Brickz’s rape conviction was granted by the high court last week.
The former kwaito star was convicted of rape and sentenced to 15 years in jail last year.
According to TshisaLIVE, Brickz took to the stand and tried to convince the magistrate that if he was granted bail he was not a flight risk.
“I have made an oath to myself that I will bring myself to this court to make sure that this matter comes to an end, so that it also brings me closure. I don’t see how it will be so easy for me to just decide to abscond when I’m getting much closer to the truth,” he said.
He added that he was working on himself in prison by taking courses and has been using the time behind bars to reflect
“I’ve taken each and every course that has come way in prison in a mission to better myself. I’ve given myself time to sit and think about this matter, being in prison is not a good thing. But if I have to go back to prison, I will give myself time, work on my craft, work on myself and make myself a better person,” Brickz added.
A verdict on the bail application will be handed down on 6 April.
By Hope Winters – All4Women