Newcastle mayor out on R20k bail

Newcastle Mayor Dr Ntuthuko Mahlaba, who was arrested in connection with the murder of the ANC Youth League’s (ANCYL) Wandile Ngobeni, was released on bail on Monday, according to reports.

Mahlaba was arrested 10 days ago on charges of murder and conspiracy to murder.

READ MORE: Newcastle mayor arrested in connection with political killings

The Citizen reports that the medical practitioner, who also leads the eMalahleni region, was granted R20 000 bail in the Madadeni magistrate’s court on the north coast.

TimesLive reported that Mahlaba’s supporters gathered outside the courthouse and called for his immediate release, brandishing placards that read: “Mahlaba fights corruption”.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more details emerge.

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Canny Maphanga
Canny Maphanga
Canny Maphanga is an aspiring documentary filmmaker, a published writer and a TV Reporter from Sunny Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal with a strong passion for Africa and its endless stories. She has completed her BA journalism degree at Rhodes University. Her craft is constantly under construction as she is continuously learning from the TV/film industry everyday with work experience at Cardova/Tswelopelo, Rhodes Music Radio and SABC(DBN) to name a few.

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