Two ANC councillors in court following council meeting brawl

ANC councillor Andile Lungisa has handed himself over to police Picture: Yoliswa Sobuwa
ANC councillor Andile Lungisa handed himself over to police
Picture: Yoliswa Sobuwa

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.

One thought on “Two ANC councillors in court following council meeting brawl

  • November 1, 2016 at 5:57 am
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    Such hooliganism and utter criminal acts by the local lawmakers could not and, would never be condoned by any law-abiding citizens in any normal society they should be dealt with by the law and permanently removed as members of their respective parties and in my opinion unfit serving in any public office. They both should as a matter of fact and according to the police evidence belong behind bars.

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