Siboniso Edward Dlamini was granted bail of R1 500 in court this morning after being arrested for stabbing to death Jake Smith, 23, at a KFC drive-through in Pietermaritzburg last week, according to Public Eye Maritzburg.
Dlamini is due to appear in court again on September 16.
Protester Kayla de Bruyn was one of many angry people to take to facebook to complain, posting: “Two months is still a long time for a murderer. This country and their stupid laws its outrageous and pathetic. No wonder people take the law into their own hands.”
Chilling footage of the incident emerged last week on Youtube which depicts the altercation which resulted in Smith being stabbed in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The physical altercation took place within three minutes. During the clash, Smith sustained a number of stab wounds.
He died at the scene.
Pietermaritzburg resident Hayley Jean Cox-Woodley has urged protesters to remain calm.
“Don’t get angry it won’t help, trust in who you believe and justice will be done. Jake will be looking down on you, do him proud,” she said.
According to Magistrate Ntsoaki Ndwonde, Dlamini would be living with his father in Impendle in Umgungundlovu until his next court appearance.