UPDATE: Kwaito star Brickz's sentencing postponed

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Kwaito star Brickz speaks to his lawyers in the Roodepoort magistrate's court on Thursday ahead of his sentencing for rape.

Kwaito star Brickz speaks to his lawyers in the Roodepoort magistrate's court on Thursday ahead of his sentencing for rape.

JOHANNESBURG - Kwaito star Brickz's sentencing for rape has been postponed to 1 August, the Roodepoort magistrate's court said.

Brickz, whose real name is Sipho Ndlovu, was convicted of rape two weeks ago.

He was found guilty of raping a then 17-year-old relative.

The postponement comes after Ndlovu’s new lawyer asked for time to asquint himself with the case. 

Magistrate John Baloyi said the case had been dragging for too long but granted Ndlovu’s new legal team time to study case documents. 

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Ndlovu has been remanded in custody since Baloyi handed down his judgment on 7 July.

The Soweto-born musician had spent a month in jail before being released on R50,000 bail, but it was revoked and he has been behind bars ever since.

The incident took place in November 2013.