Well known radio and club DJ Dino Michael and his better half Janine were conceded safeguard in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.
The two showed up in court after the Hawks found an extensive reserve of medications in their Tamboerskloof home on Tuesday.
Both are charged with possession of drugs, namely cocaine and MDMA, at a street value of R2.6m. They were also found in possession of R293 000 in cash.
Michael, kept his head down throughout proceedings, while periodically wiping the sweat from his forehead.
It was revealed during the proceedings that Michael was asthmatic and had previously suffered two heart attacks.
The couple’s lawyer, Pete Mihalik, said the accused had no reason to flee as they had no foreign assets. Their 12-year-old son is also in the country.
Given that neither of the accused posed a flight risk, Mihalik proposed that bail be set at R50 000 for Michael and R10 000 for Janine.
The State did not oppose the application and bail was granted, on condition that the accused do not leave the Western Cape.
The matter was postponed to July 12.