Former ANCYL member in court for shooting

2014-09-16 19:32
Mnr. Jacob Lebogo verlede week buite Luthuli-huis. Foto: Denvor de Wee

Mnr. Jacob Lebogo verlede week buite Luthuli-huis. Foto: Denvor de Wee

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Johannesburg - Former ANCYL official Jacob Lebogo appeared in the Polokwane Magistrate's Court on Tuesday for allegedly shooting current youth league leader Boy Mamabolo and three others, Limpopo police said.

"The case has been postponed," Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said.

"He is still in custody and he did not plead."

Lebogo's case was postponed to Thursday for a formal bail application.

He is facing four counts of attempted murder.

Lebogo, who is the former African National Congress Youth League Limpopo secretary, handed himself over to police in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

"The suspect was accompanied by his lawyer when he handed himself over in the early hours of this [Tuesday] morning," Mulaudzi said.

He said Mamabolo was still in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

The three others, who were apparently Mamabola's friends, were treated at hospital and released.

Mulaudzi said the incident happened around 21:00 on Sunday at a Metro FM event in Polokwane.

Mamabolo is a former friend of Julius Malema, who was sacked as president of the ANCYL, and became leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters.

Mamabolo faces 72 fraud charges related to his chairmanship of the Limpopo Geographical Names Committee.

He was also embroiled in a court battle with Malema last year over a threatening text message he allegedly sent to Malema.

In the sms, Mamabolo allegedly wrote that he would exhume the body of Malema's mother and take her remains to Malema's grandmother's home in Seshego.

This was apparently in retaliation for Malema allegedly sending his allies to seduce Mamabolo's girlfriend.

Malema took him to court over the sms but the crimen injuria case against Mamabolo was provisionally struck off the roll last year.

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