Shack raids: cope man out on bail

2010-04-02 00:00

KZN Congress of the People (Cope) provincial secretary Philip Mhlongo was released on bail yesterday after being charged with pointing his gun at a Clermont resident in February.

Police spokeswoman Brigadier Phindile Radebe told The Witness yesterday that Mhlongo was arrested and was released on R1 000 bail. She said Mhlongo will appear in court soon.

Cope has been at loggerheads with the ANC in Clermont’s kwaShembe area recently. Shacks and property belonging to Cope members have been destroyed in recent weeks and Cope members have blamed ANC members.

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