Charges dropped against NFP councillor

2013-07-09 18:18

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Durban - Charges have been withdrawn against a NFP councillor, who allegedly shot dead an IFP supporter outside the Ntuzuma Magistrate's Court, the National Freedom Party (NFP) said on Tuesday.

"The charges were withdrawn because the NPA could not get the video footage from the SABC," NFP spokesperson Nhlanhla Khubisa said.

"As a party we respect the rule of law."

National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Natasha Ramkisson could not confirm whether charges had been withdrawn against NFP councillor Mzonjani Zulu.

"We are looking into the matter and will respond as and when we are able to."

Zulu was accused of killing Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) supporter Siya Dlamini in October outside the Ntuzuma Magistrate's Court.

Two shots were fired at Dlamini in full view of police, media, and bystanders.

Charges against Zulu were reportedly dropped two weeks ago.

SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago said the public broadcaster could not refuse to hand over footage as it was in the public domain.

The SABC could only give footage that was shown on TV and not the raw material, he said.

IFP spokesperson Blessed Gwala said the judicial system had failed the people of South Africa.

"If a person is shot in a shebeen, do you need video footage? If a person was raped in a sugar cane field, do you need video footage?"

He asked why the video footage was needed when the incident happened in front of police officers.

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