Controversial Top ANC Councillor To Learn His Fate Today

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PORT ELIZABETH: A Port Elizabeth court is set to announce its decision on the future of ANC councillor Andile Lungisa.

Lungisa is facing charges over the assault of Democratic Alliance (DA) councillor Rano Kayser. He allegedly smashed a glass jug over Kayser’s head.

He denied the claim, saying he was acting in self-defence as he felt threatened by DA members. The state argued his claim did not hold water after cellphone footage presented in court showed DA members moving away from him.

The state also labelled his testimony evasive and riddled with inconsistencies and contradictions.

The incident took place in October 2016.