Shelembe: Arson case goes to Regional Court

2011-10-21 00:00

THE case in which former Msunduzi deputy mayor Alpha Shelembe (48) is charged with arson for allegedly arranging the torching of the ANC’s Pietermaritzburg offices on the night of June 12 has been transferred to the regional court.

Shelembe made a brief appearance in the magistrate’s court yesterday and was told that the matter will be sent to the regional court. He is due to appear there for the first time on November 4.

Shelembe, who is on bail of R3 000, attracts a large crowd of onlookers whenever he appears in court.

He was arrested and charged with arson following evidence given by a former ANC driver, Themba Mbona, who admitted setting fire to the offices and claimed he was acting on Shelembe’s instructions.

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