Two ANC councillors appeared in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Monday in connection with last week’s Nelson Mandela Bay council meeting brawl.
Andile Lungisa, 39, and Gamalihleli Maqula, 28, were released on R1 000 bail each.
They face charges of assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
It is alleged that Lungisa assaulted DA councillor Rano Kayser at a council meeting last Thursday by hitting him on the head with a glass jug.
Lungisa has since opened a counter charge of assault.
The two – who handed themselves over to police earlier on Monday – are due back in court on January 17 next year.
Their court appearance stems from an incident at a council meeting last Thursday where two councillors – Kayser and the ANC’s Rosie Daaminds – were injured during a brawl which saw councillors hurling glass jugs and glasses in chambers.
Kayser and Daaminds were hospitalised.