ANC councillor candidate’s mother (70) attacked in Pietermaritzburg

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Dumisani Phungula.
Dumisani Phungula.
Nokuthula Khanyile

The mother of ward 23 councillor Dumisani Phungula, was attacked on Saturday, after he emerged the winner in a councillor candidate vote.

Mncanyane Phungula (70) was attacked at her home in Gomora, Plessisaler shortly after the ward councillor successfully won a community vote selecting the ANC councillor candidate. The branch meeting was held at the voting station in the area. It’s believed that Phungula’s mother was set upon by a crowd of protesters who were unhappy with the results of the vote.

Councillor Phungula told The Witness on Monday, that about 20 people started by blockading old Edendale Road with bottles and burning tyres before they attacked his mother. He said they stormed out of the meeting after the announcement of the results and went to protest.

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