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In May 2019, an activist was charged with sedition, on the basis that court papers which he had filed risked raising disaffection amongst the King’s subjects. The offence of sedition had been declared unconstitutional by the High Court in 2016. On 18 September 2019, the Court held that the interest of justice dictates that the Crown ought to stay prosecution for the offence of sedition, whilst the appeal against the 2016 was pending. The sedition charge against Sibiya was subsequently withdrawn but he remained in detention until May 2020 before the State withdrew the remaining charges against him. SALC subsequently also supported another activist who was arrested for sedition.