Musician Sello “Chicco” Twala has been released on R2 000 bail after being arrested on Monday for allegedly pointing a firearm at a City Power employee.
Twala appeared at the Randburg Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday for charges of pointing of a firearm and common assault.
National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwane said Twala will be back at the same court on August 26.
The musician allegedly assaulted the City Power employee as they were fixing an electricity outage issue next to his home.
“The alleged incident took place at Bloubosrand on May 1 when two City Power technicians attended to a call of power outage in the area.
She added that the case was postponed for further investigations.
In a statement released by the City and MMC for environment and infrastructure service councillor Michael Sun, the officials were responding to a call after multiple houses were experiencing a power outage in the area, which affected several houses and the team was dispatched to repair the fault.
“While the technicians were working, a Bloubosrand resident approached one technician and threatened him with violence should the team continue its work. The resident went on to attack the technician and pointed a cocked pistol at the technician’s head to force him to stop working.”
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The technicians fled the area and reported the case to the Douglasdale Police Station.
Chicco reportedly told Sowetan newspaper that he was happy that he finally got arrested for pointing a ‘toy gun’ at men he thought were cable thieves.
“My arrest is a victory to me and defeat to all the evil people who portray me as a mafia who is behind Senzo Meyiwa’s killing. My arrest is proof that I am not above the law,” he said.