ANC Eastern Cape heavyweight Andile Lungisa has been sentenced to two years in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court for the assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
Lungisa, who pleaded not guilty in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court, was accused of smashing a glass jug over the head of former mayoral committee member Rano Kayser, during a Nelson Mandela Bay council meeting in October 2016.
Magistrate Morne Cannon said Lungisa had shown no remorse for his actions and sentenced him to three years, with one year suspended for a period of five years. This means Lungisa will serve an effective two year jail term.
A video before court, taken by Democratic Alliance councillor Renaldo Gouws, showed how Lungisa slammed the jug over Kayser’s head before he fled. The video shows that Kayser fell backward and landed on the floor.
Kayser sustained multiple lacerations to his head and neck, including a deep gash to his left temple which required stitches. — News24