Fees Must Fall activist Kanya Cekeshe was has been in prison since December 2017 has found his way out of the prison this morning.

The activist was released on parole from Johannesburg’s Leeuwkop prison in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The news of Kanya release was confirmed by the Department of justice and correctional services spokesperson Chrispin Phiri.

Kanya’sĀ  friend, Nkanyiso Ngqulunga who spoke to TimesLIVE stated that he is doing good and very happy about his release. He is now with the family.ā€

Who Is Kanya Cekeshe? – Things You Need To Know

Kanya Cekeshe was a former media studies student at Footprint Academy in Braamfontein.

He lived in Johannesburg with his parents.

He has three siblings.

He was one of thousands of prisoners who benefited from a remission of sentence for certain categories of prisoners, which was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on December 16.

Cekeshe has been in Leeuwkop prison since December 2017, after being sentenced to an eight-year prison term ā€” three of which were suspended ā€” for public violence and malicious damage to property.

He pleaded guilty to setting a police vehicle alight during a #FeesMustFall protest in 2016

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