Umvoti ANC man’s trial postponed

2009-12-10 00:00

THE trial of Umvoti ANC councillor Philani Mavundla has been postponed to January 22, 2010, to allow his legal counsel to consult. Mavundla appeared briefly at the Greytown regional court yesterday for his malicious damage to property hearing.

Mavundla allegedly set fire to a R2 million truck when it drove over his sugar cane at his farm in Seven Oaks in October. Two trucks were hired by Mavundla’s neighbour, Richard Cyrus, to load timber at his farm and when turning the trucks drove over the sugar cane.

Mavundla arrived on the scene and doused the cab of one of the trucks with petrol and set it alight.

He has admitted to burning the truck, saying it was just retribution after Cyrus had killed 12 of his trained dogs.

His attorney Zamo Nduli applied for the postponement of the case to allow him time to study statements.

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