South African property billionaire Frank Buyanga, who is now imprisoned in Zimbabwe, has been granted R150 000 bail at the Randburg Magistrates Court until the hearing of his plea opposing extradition to Zimbabwe.
However, his lawyer, Advocate Mafu of Mawandla Law Chambers, stated that the businessman will stay imprisoned on the accusation of violating the Immigration Act.
“The court determined that he (Buyanga) is not a flight risk since he has significant interests in South Africa.” He has been given bail of R150 000.
However, he is still imprisoned on the second accusation of violating the Immigration Act.
He was hit with the fresh charges of fraud contravention of the Immigration Act and defeating the ends of justice. the charges were pressed against him by the south African government,” he said.
Buyanga was arrested by the Interpol last month on a warrant of arrest issued by Zimbabwe wanting him extradited after he was reported for kidnapping his eight-year-old son by his ex-girlfriend Chantelle Muteswa.
The two are currently locked up in a nasty legal fight over custody of their son.
Buyanga has been staying with the boy since 2020 when he snatched him from his mother in a movie style.
This followed a landmark ruling giving parents of children born out of the wedlock equal access to the minors.
The boy is currently staying with his mother following Buyanga’s arrest.
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