[eastern-cape] - Andile Lungisa turns to SCA in bid to stay out of jail

PORT ELIZABETH - ANC councillor in Nelson Mandela Bay, Andile Lungisa's leave to appeal his conviction and two year sentence has been dismissed by the Grahamstown High Court.

National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) regional spokesman, Tsepo Ndwalaza, on Tuesday confirmed that leave to appeal Lungisa's conviction of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and two year jail term had failed.

Speaking after hearing the news, Lungisa said that he was feeling "fine". He indicated that his lawyers would now approach the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein to reconsider the decision.

Last year, Lungisa was found guilty of intentionally smashing a glass jug over the head of former mayoral committee member for transport, Rano Kayser, during a 2016 council meeting which turned chaotic....

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