WARD 10 Councillor Nkosinathi Gambu says he is eager to serve the community of Ward 10 once again and also intends taking legal action against the state after he and five others were arrested and charged with murder in September 2018.The charge was recently changed from murder to conspiracy to commit murder at the Pietermaritzburg High Court which, Gambu claims, has caused mayhem in his work and private life.Gambu and five others were arrested for the murder of Mswawenkosi “Maqatha” Mchunu, who was gunned down in a hail of bullets at his KwaPata home in May 2018.The men spent 11 months in prison and were released on bail in August.“Our names were tarnished, they were all over the news. “We want the law to take its course and we are also considering taking legal action against the state,” he said. Speaking to Echo at his office in KwaPata, Gambu said that spending almost a year in jail has brought nothing but pain into his life. “This has deeply affected me and other people who are close to me.“I spent 11 months in jail. This has ruined my reputation and I want it to be restored by the police.“What happened to me and the others that were arrested will affect us for the rest of our lives. The information that we were once arrested for a murder will always be on the Internet,” he said.Gambu said the whole experience has been traumatic and it has even created enemies out of people that they do not know.“We want justice for the Mchunu family and for us.”Gambu said his arrest did not only affect his private life but it also affected the service delivery in Ward 10 however, he said he is ready to serve the people of Ward 10 again. “This whole year went to waste. Nothing has been done in this ward to deliver services to the community since I was put in jail,” said Gambu. “There is nothing we can do now because the year is almost over and we have no budget. At the moment what we are trying to do is compile a strategy on how to bring about stability in this ward. “We are going to put structures in place again that will help the community get assistance easily,” he said.