Is kwaito musician Brickz out of jail? Image via Twitter @808sAndSadnesss

Early release for Brickz? Mzansi reacts after picture goes viral

Tweeps are weighing in on the possibility of an early out-of-jail card for Brickz after a photo of the kwaito star went viral at the weekend.


Is kwaito musician Brickz out of jail? Image via Twitter @808sAndSadnesss

In 2017, Sipho Ndlovu aka Brickz was sentenced to 15 years in jail after he was found guilty of raping a relative in November 2013. According to a Twitter user who goes by the handle of @Tebogo80615772, the kwaito musician has reportedly been released from jail after serving less than half of his 15-year sentence. 

Many have criticised Brickz’s alleged early release after the tweep referred to him as a “longtime soldier”. 

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According to Eyewitness News, Brickz was found guilty of raping his then 16-year-old niece at his Johannesburg north home in 2017, threatening to kill her if she came forward. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) welcomed the Sweety My Baby hitmaker’s sentence. 

“We’ve argued that the minimum prescribed sentence of 10 years would be disproportionate to the gravity of the offence,” said NPA spokesperson Phindi Louw Mjonondwane. 

Brickz was ordered to serve his sentence at the Krugersdorp Correctional Services, but was later transferred to the Leeuwkop Correctional Services in Rietfontein, Johannesburg.


Taking to Twitter on Friday 18 March, a tweep claimed Brickz had been released from jail, posting a picture of him with his close friend and colleague DJ Cleo. The tweep wrote: “Welcome back brigado. Longtime soldier.”

The tweet sparked outrage on social media with many speaking out against the kwaito artist’s alleged release while others defended him. 

One tweep wrote: “But guys, convicts serve their time. Regardless of the crime committed. In the eyes of the law, no crime is better than the other.”

“Some of you are unashamedly sympathizing with Jub Jub and Brickz more than you sympathize with the rape victim,” wrote another tweep. 

“Men like Brickz don’t deserve to be in society! I don’t care if he did the time! Rape is a serious problem in our country.” 

“If he could rape his own niece, what about the women in the industry?”

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In 2019, Brickz’s manager, Grey Mafumbu, told TshisaLive that Brickz had joined the prison choir as part of his rehabilitation. 

“They usually perform in church or at weddings,” said Mafumbu. 

“He has a choir background because when he was younger, he was part of a choir.”