#FeesMustFall activist Kanya Cekeshe has filed papers for leave to appeal in the high court
JOHANNESBURG - #FeesMustFall activist Kanya Cekeshe has filed papers for leave to appeal in the high court.
The Johannesburg magistrate's court on Monday denied Cekeshe leave to appeal against his 2017 conviction.
Cekeshe was sentenced to eight years in prison, with three years suspended.
He pleaded guilty to public violence and malicious damage to property charges.
On Monday, Justice Minister Ronald Lamola said that his department is in the process of assisting Cekeshe with an application for presidential pardon or other legally available avenues.