5 due in court over Jackson Mthembu shooting

2015-01-29 07:46
Jackson Mthembu. (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

Jackson Mthembu. (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - Five men are expected to appear in the Witbank Magistrate's Court on Thursday in connection with the shooting of African National Congress MP Jackson Mthembu.

The men, who were arrested between the end of October last year and the beginning of November, face charges of attempted murder and armed robbery.

They were all in their 20s and were arrested in their homes in an informal settlement in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga.

Mthembu was attacked while withdrawing money from an ATM in Mandela Street, Emalahleni, on 19 October last year.

He was approached by an armed man along with several others. They demanded that he withdraw all of his money from his account.

A scuffle ensued and Mthembu was shot. The bullet grazed his cheek and hit him in the shoulder.

He was hospitalised for 10 days and was booked off work until the end of November, 2014.

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