Andile Lungisa served notice to start his 3-year jail sentence

Andile Lungisa served notice to start his 3-year jail sentence

- Andile Lungisa had an altercation with DA councillor Rano Kasyer in 2018 which led to him assaulting him with a glass jug.

- Lungisa made an appeal however it was rejected by the Supreme Court of Appeals

- The injuries Lungisa caused to Rano Kayser were potentially fatal

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Andile Lungisa who is an ANC councillor and former youth league deputy president has been requested to report to the authorities within 48 hours of receiving his notice. According to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), this is so that he can begin serving time for his transgressions.

In 2018, Lungisa was convicted for smashing a glass water jug on DA councillor Rano Kayser's head during an altercation in council during 2016. Lungisa was then sentenced to three years in prison for assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm in 2018.

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He made an appeal but it was rejected by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on Wednesday in Bloemfontein. The SCA said that they had found no basis to interfere with the original sentence imposed by the trial court.

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Andile Lungisa has been served a notice to begin his three year sentence for "jug attack". PHOTO: Andile Lungisa / Twitter / @mrlungisa. Source: Twitter
Source: Twitter

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The SCA said in a statement that although Lungisa was a first time offender and he was well respected by his community, the crime that he had committed was serious and had significant consequences.

"He did not behave in a manner expected by the community of its councillors and failed to take responsibility for his actions. He had also shown a lack of remorse for what he had done."

It was also noted that Lungisa used a dangerous weapon when attacking the complainant on the temple -which is a sensitive part of the body, this caused injuries that were potentially fatal.

Andile Lungisa has until Thursday to hand himself in to authorities

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