ANC councillor free after EFF's intimidation claim

2015-10-01 14:45
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Rustenburg - Charges against a local councillor arrested for allegedly intimidating Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members were dropped at the Rustenburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

Luvuyo Tolo Maqwane, 54, an ANC councillor in the Rustenburg municipality, was charged with malicious damage to property, intimidation and assault on July 17.

He allegedly smashed a windscreen shield of a car belonging to Stanley Komape, an EFF member, with a stone in an attempt to stop EFF members from entering Popo Molefe informal settlement near Rustenburg on July 15.

He was released on R1 000 bail after spending ten days in custody.

"I am happy. I never fight with anyone. I am surprised the case has been withdrawn," Maqwane said outside court.

His lawyer, Tshepo Lekokotla, said he was surprised the case was withdrawn.

"At this stage, I have not been briefed about reason for withdrawing the case. I am happy my client is free."

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