l People's poet Mzwakhe Mbuli was found guilty of armed robbery and possession of a hand grenade in a Pretoria regional court on March 29 1999.
l Mbuli and his co-accused, Ben Masiso and Happy Sikwambane, were found guilty of having stolen R15000 from the First National Bank in Waverley, Pretoria, on October 28 1997.
l On April 22 1997 Mbuli was sentenced to 13 years in jail.
l After spending five years in jail Mbuli was released on parole from Leuuwkop Prison on November 28 2003. - Thembela Khamango