Rwandan National’s case postponed for a charge sheet

Rwandan National’s case postponed for a charge sheet

Rwandan national Ukiliho Kayishema Fulgence made his second appearance at Cape Town Magistrates Court this morning. He is charged with two counts of fraud and three counts of transgression of the Immigration Act.

State Adv Nathan Adriaanse asked the court to postpone the case as the state received two lever arch files yesterday with new evidence. He told the court that due to the voluminous nature of the arch files, he has so far drafted 17 charges after going through some part of the files. He will draft a complete charge sheet over the weekend and hand it over to the defence on Monday, 5 June 2023, and will advise the court at the next appearance on Friday, 9 June 2023, of the number of charges preferred against the accused.

He further informed the court that the state would oppose the accused’s bail application. The defence indicated that the accused intends to apply for bail.

In the present charges, the State alleges that in January 2000, Fulgence gave out and pretended to be another person by giving a wrong name and stating he was a Burundian national.

He did the same in 2004, when he applied for a formal refugee status.
He also stayed in the country country illegally.

The case returns to Cape Town Magistrates’ Court 16 on 9 June 2023.

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