ASSAULT accused Brent Cunningham was released from custody yesterday after four months in jail and two lengthy bail applications – but not before being warned by a magistrate to toe the line as he was being closely watched.
A few minutes later, a tired-looking Cunningham – wearing his trademark black coat, sunglasses and cap – walked out of the Port Elizabeth courthouse after R1000 bail was paid.
Cunningham’s sister, Trishke, said the family were ecstatic that he had been released.
“We are now keen for the trial to begin so that the truth can come out,” she said.
Magistrate Gavin Juicy had earlier told Cunningham, 21, the public and media were just waiting for him to step out of line. “If you don’t abide by the conditions, your bail will be revoked and you will spend the remainder of your trial in incarceration.
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