Deputy mayor’s house damaged

2016-04-08 06:00

A HOUSE belonging to Greater Kokstad Municipality deputy mayor, Bheki Mtolo was damaged in the early hours of Sunday.
Mtolo’s house in Shayamoya was stoned by two youths, aged between 27 and 28, who have since been arrested and who have appeared in court.

It is not clear whether his house was stoned because of political violence.

When Fever journalist phoned Mtolo to confirm the incident he said: “It is not true.”

SAPS spokesperson Lieutenant Dumisani Ncongo confirmed that Mtolo’s house and three other houses in the area were damaged in the early hours of Sunday.

Ncongo said Mtolo’s house’s windows, sliding door and security gate were damaged.

“The damage is estimated to be about R8 000 and no one was injured. Three RDP houses only had damaged windows.

“We don’t know what the motive behind the attacks was, but police are investigating cases of malicious damage.”

Last month Fever published a story about angry Shayamoya community members who disputed an ANC meeting organised by provincial secretary Super Zuma. Mtolo was part of the meeting and the angry crowd chanted about him saying asimfuni uMtolo (we don’t want Mtolo). Mtolo and other regional leaders left the meeting, escorted by police.

Phumzile Nocanda, a ward councilor at Horseshoe has left his house following alleged attacks.

Nocanda told Fever he doesn’t want to talk about his attacks and wants to report the ruling party.

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