'Best. News. Ever': Mzansi ecstatic about Kanya Cekeshe's Christmas release
“He's home for Christmas.”
Fees Must Fall activist Kanya Cekeshe was released on parole in the early hours of Tuesday morning, the department of justice and correctional services confirmed to TimesLIVE.
Cekeshe was among those who benefited from a remission of sentence for certain categories of prisoners, announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on December 16.
After news of his impending parole, many South Africans campaigned for Cekeshe to be home by Christmas.
His name immediately topped the trends list after it was confirmed he was home.
I literally feel as if my very own blood brother has been released from jail. When I heard the news, I teared up.— #BlackLivesMatter (@KhumaloNel) December 24, 2019
He literally did nothing wrong except fighting for what's right.. I hope his record will be expunged one day.
Welcome home fighter..#KanyaCekeshe pic.twitter.com/JeoSh4pCEO