Bail for eThekwini ANC councillor charged with attempted murder

2017-06-14 18:51


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Durban – The eThekwini ANC councillor who appeared in the Pinetown Magistrate's Court on a charge of attempted murder on Wednesday was granted R5 000 bail, but now faces more charges, the National Prosecuting Authority said.

Councillor Sifiso Ngcobo, who was arrested on Monday, now faces additional charges of negligent discharge of a firearm, pointing of a firearm, and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, NPA KwaZulu-Natal spokesperson Natasha Kara told News24.

"The accused was granted bail of R5 000 and his matter was adjourned to July 5 for further investigation," she said.

The accused’s bail conditions are that he doesn’t interfere or communicate with State witnesses, Kara added.

He allegedly shot and injured Sabelo Msomi, 27, in Mpola, Dassenhoek, on Sunday, June 4, around 17:30, Colonel Thembeka Mbhele said.

Provincial DA leader Zwakele Mncwango claimed that the shooting happened when the ANC councillor stopped Msomi 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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