WATCH | That council 'water jug' brawl
Nelson Mandela Bay ANC Andile Lungisa has taken the stand in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court where he has been charged with assaulting a fellow councillor.
Lungisa is charged with assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm for allegedly attacking fellow councillor Rano Kayser, a DA member, with a jug.
Lungisa said it had been DA members – first a councillor with false teeth and then others – who had attacked him first.
He said he had been afraid because of the way the DA councillors had been handling him.
He added that that one of the councillors had headed for him as he unbuttoned his shirt.
The brawl – captured on video by PR councillor Renaldo Gouws - broke out during a heated council meeting on October 26, 2016.
Lungisa said he had picked up the jug to throw water at those attacking him.
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The brawl – captured on video by DA PR councillor Renaldo Gouws - broke out during a heated council meeting on October 26, 2016.