'Hotstix' in hot water over alleged vigilante beating


South African musician Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse on 3 August, 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

JOHANNESBURG - Musician Sipho &39;Hotstix&39; Mabuse handed himself to police on Tuesday following an alleged assault on thieves.

Police spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini said, "He was granted bail of R2,000 and the case was postponed to 28 August."

According  to Daily Sun, Mabuse held up two men for six hours, beating them with a hammer and a gun, after accusing them of stealing his car battery on Saturday night.

The two men, aged 17 and 25, said Mabuse also beat them with a sjambok.

However, radio station Yfm reported that Mabuse said he did not assault the men. 

He reportedly admitted to locking one of them in the boot of his car for an unspecified period of time.

Mabuse will appear in the Protea Magistrate&39;s Court in three weeks&39; time.

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