Bail address issues for Cunningham after latest incident


Assault accused and former fitness trainer Brent Cunningham is no longer welcome at his father’s Lorraine home and will have to supply a new home address if he wishes to be released on bail.

This emerged yesterday when Cunningham, 23, appeared again in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court. In his most recent run-in with the law, he is accused of assaulting his father Malcolm, 56, at the Lorraine home they shared.

Cunningham was arrested there on Sunday after allegedly beating his father severely over a parking spot, and Malcolm reported a case of assault with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm at the Walmer police station.

Cunningham’s file still listed the Lorraine address as his home, and magistrate Hannalien Larson said he would need an alternative address as she could not grant him bail if his address was the same as the complainant.

Cunningham’s attorney, Malan de Beer, agreed that another address was required as “it is safe to say he is not welcome” at his father’s home.

It was indicated that Cunningham would be staying with his mother if bail was granted.

The case was postponed to Friday.

– Riaan Marais

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