DA opens assault case

2016-07-15 12:23


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Pietermaritzburg - The DA announced that the party has opened a case of intimidation, assault and illegal use of a firearm following an incident where a supporter was allegedly attacked by a group of armed men travelling with uMzimkhulu’s ANC deputy mayor Sindisiwe Nkala.

The alleged incident took place in the Intsikeni area where DA supporter Emmanual Dubazana had been campaigning on Saturday for the upcoming local government elections.

DA Sisonke constituency head and MP Francois Rodgers alleged Nkala and her four bodyguards visited Dubazana’s home while trying to establish his whereabouts.

In his statement, Rodgers alleged the bodyguards intimidated Dubazana’s mother and family, threatening that there would be severe consequences for him and his family if he continued to campaign for the DA.

It is believed shots were fired at Dubazana’s vehicle after he reported the threats to the police, and he was pulled over by Nkala and her bodyguards.

“He [Dubazana] was pulled out of the vehicle and threatened by the four bodyguards …” Rogers said.

“When Dubazana refused to accede to their threats, and indicated he was fulfilling his democratic rights, he was beaten over the head with a firearm and sustained deep lacerations. He is currently hospitalised.”

KZN police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane said a case of pointing a firearm and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm is being investigated by Intsikeni police. “No arrests have been made,” he said.

The Witness contacted Nkala for comment yesterday. She referred the journalist to her spokesperson, who could not be reached.

• amil.umraw@witness.co.za

Read more on:    pietermartizburg  |  assault

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24


Keep your family and pets safe from rabies

The recent outbreak of rabies in South Africa has brought to light how terrible this disease is and how as pet parents we need to be vigilant to keep our families safe.



5 scientific benefits of owning a cat
Why we love cats
8 great natural remedies for your pet
How to clean your dog’s eyes
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.