organisers of roadside music concert that shut the N3 appear in court

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During a protests staged by musicians in Durban last week, 32 artist were arrested by the police

They appeared in court today.

So many artists gathered outside the Pinetown magistrate’s court on Wednesday during the court hearing.

They made use of this medium to turn the govt to amend regulations which will favour the music industry.

Creative sector organisations were also outside the court in solidarity with the accused.

These people from KwaZulu-Natal in one voice called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to relax lockdown regulations in order that they could revisit to business.

They suggested that the venues might be opened to accommodate only 70% of their usual capacity.

They also added that the curfew should be extended to 2am.

Koze Kuse hitmaker, Mondli Ngcobo, said aside from their general interest which they’re relaying to the president, they also want the court to be lenient on their colleagues who were arrested last week.

“What we would like to ascertain is their release on warning without a record . that’s our main focus,” he said.

Ngcobo said that after last week’s protest, they were ready to get a satisfying response from the govt .

Last week, these 32 artist were arrested after several artist gathered to stage a protest in Durban.

They hosted a roadside music concert on the N3 in Durban near the Pavilion plaza which restricted commuters from plying the road.

The arrested artists who were granted bail are currently facing charges of illegal gatherings and contravening road traffic and disaster management laws.

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