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PORT ELIZABETH - A Port Elizabeth court found ANC councillor Andile Lungisa guilty of assault with the intent to cause Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH).
ANC PR Councillor Andile Lungisa has been found guilty of assault GBH in the Port Elizabeth Magistrates Court #eNCA— Sandy McCowen (@MccowenSandy) April 17, 2018
He was remanded in custody.
Magistrate Morne Cannon says in his Judgement the ANC PR Councillor Andile Lungisa did not impress him as a witnesss saying he was vague, long winded and contradicted himself. He said he tailored his testimony’s she went along #eNCA— Sandy McCowen (@MccowenSandy) April 17, 2018
Magistrate Morne Cannon said the State proved beyond a reasonable doubt that ANC PR Councillor acted unlawfully and intended to inflict grievous bodily harm against DA Councillor Rano Kayser during the Council Meeting in Oct 2016 #eNCA— Sandy McCowen (@MccowenSandy) April 17, 2018
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.