ANC stands by its man, saying he’s innocent until proven guilty
A Port Elizabeth man facing two counts of murder following a savage mob-justice attack in 2013 shocked a court when he revealed that he had recently been elected as an ANC ward councillor.
The ANC said yesterday that Vukile Dyele, 38 – who has denied any involvement in the death of the two young men, claiming he had just been a curious bystander – would only be removed from his position if he were to be sentenced to no less than a year in prison without the option of a fine.
He and five other Booysen Park residents, fed up with suspected gang members terrorising their neighbourhood, allegedly took the law into their own hands in May 2013 and beat two men to death with anything they could lay their hands on.
After police intervened, the residents allegedly dragged Lunga Xola and Bulelani Lombo – suspected members of the Big Naz gang – out of the police van and continued the deadly assault.
When ambulance personnel tried to treat the men, their vehicles were stoned.
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