Conflicting orders from Ugu’s EFF on attending Mbono trial

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Mpume Mbono, who is still in custody, is charged with public violence and assault arising from an incident at St Michaels beach on December 27, 2020.
Mpume Mbono, who is still in custody, is charged with public violence and assault arising from an incident at St Michaels beach on December 27, 2020.

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Kwazulu-Natal chairperson Vusi Khoza has urged EFF members in the Ugu district to ignore the directive given to them not to attend the trial of its secretary, Mpume Mbono.

Khoza said this after EFF Ward 14 secretary Xolani Ntini raised concerns about the recent statement released by the party’s regional leaders asking its supporters to stop attending Mbono’s trial.

Mbono, who is facing charges of public violence and assault appeared in the Port Shepstone Magistrate’s Court on Thursday where his case was remanded until June 21. The court said since Mbono is currently trying to appeal denial of bail in the high court, his next court date could change depending on the success of his appeal.

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