ANC councillor in court for attempted murder

2017-06-13 19:20
Magistrate's court. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Magistrate's court. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Durban - An eThekwini African National Congress councillor will appear in the Pinetown Magistrate's Court on a charge of attempted murder on Wednesday, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Tuesday.

The councillor was arrested on Monday. He allegedly shot and injured Sabelo Msomi, 27, in Mpola, Dassenhoek, on Sunday around 17:30, Colonel Thembeka Mbhele said.

Provincial Democratic Alliance leader Zwakele Mncwango alleged that the shooting happened when the ANC councillor stopped the young man and his friend on the street and searched them for weapons.

When he could not find any weapons, he allegedly beat them up and pulled out a pistol. Three shots were fired, one of which hit Msomi in the shoulder.

Mncwango claimed that there were rumours that the councillor was allegedly trying to offer the victim's family a bribe of R25 000.

Mbhele said this would be investigated.

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