Christmas has come early for Nelson Mandela Municipality Councillor, Andile Lungisa. He is expected to be released from prison and placed on parole on Tuesday. For more, Tumelo Mothothoane spoke to Correctional Services Singabakho Nxumalo. Courtesy #DStv403
JOHANNESBURG - Former Nelson Mandela Councillor, Andile Lungisa is expected to be released from prison and placed on parole on Tuesday.
Lungisa was found guilty of assaulting a DA councillor with a glass jug in 2016.
The Department of Correctional Services says Lungisa served his minimum required time and attended rehabilitation programmes.
"Mr Lungisa was sentenced to three years and one year suspended, meaning that he had to serve one year of that particular sentence," said Nxumalo.
"He served about 16 days of that before he was granted bail as he was appealing that conviction and sentence and when that appeal failed then he needed to come back to our facility to serve the remainder of that sentence."
Lungisa's release comes just two months after serving his three-year sentence.