ANC members lay assault charges against each other in KZN

2016-01-12 18:07


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Durban – Prosecutors will decide if two ANC members - one a deputy mayor - will be formally charged with assault, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Tuesday.

Msunduzi Deputy Mayor Thobani Zuma and ANC member Ngu Zuma laid charges of assault against one another following a ward meeting to nominate a councillor, held at the Sweetwater community hall in Pietermaritzburg.

Ngu Zuma said an altercation erupted when Thobani Zuma asked him and several other people to leave the meeting. Ngu Zuma said he refused.

"The deputy has his preferred candidate for the councillor position and knew that the people would not vote for that person. He asked for everyone to go outside of the hall. I was one of the people who did not go outside.

"When I did not go outside, he instructed his bodyguards to assault me and the rest of the people, about 100 of us. His guards hesitated and this angered him. He came straight to me, grabbed me and hit me. I have been injured in my rib cage area."

When asked why he felt he was targeted, Ngu Zuma said: "I think it is because he feels I have influence."

Thobani Zuma referred queries to ANC regional secretary Mzi Zuma, who had not responded by Tuesday afternoon.

Police spokesperson Constable Mthoko Ngobese said the dockets had been taken to the public prosecutor, who would decide whether to proceed with the cases.

Read more on:    anc  |  pietermaritzburg  |  politics

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Financial advisors – Do you need one and should you get one?

The good, the bad, and everything else you need to know when considering hiring a financial advisor.


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.