- Andile Lungisa started his jail sentence earlier this month for his assault on DA councillor Rano Kayser
- Despite being granted bail by the Eastern Cape High Court, Lungisa decided to remain in jail to complete the programmes he has started
- He made the decision to show that he is a law-abiding citizen who follows the rules and to prove he does not want to "buy himself out" of trouble
ANC councillor Andile Lungisa has opted to remain in jail, even though he was granted bail by the Eastern Cape High Court in Makhanda. Due to Lungisa maintaining that he has done nothing wrong and previously appealed his sentence, this is a strange turn of events.
Lungisa was given bail on Friday 25 September 2020, pending the outcome to appeal the application before the court.
According to Ayongezwa Lungisa, his brother, Andile has since decided to stay in jail.
In a video by SABC News, Lungisa's brother explains that Andile has decided to remain jail because he would like to complete the programmes he started in prison before he is released.
"Andile wants to demystify the myth that he wants to buy away all the problems he is currently facing," Ayongezwa told the broadcaster.
Another reason was that it currently looks as though Andile is not a person who abides by the law, so he wants to remain inside to finish the programmes he was given and once he is finished, he will rejoice with his family and the people of South Africa.
Briefly.co.za previously reported on South African's reaction to inmates doing the Jerusalema challenge. A clip of prison inmates participating in the Jerusalema Challenge has prompted some debate in Mzansi. The video was shared by the Presidency as part of Cyril Ramaphosa's effort to spread some unity on Heritage Day. The clip revealed inmates, clad in their orange uniforms, giving Master KG's hit sensation their best shot.
This sparked fierce debate between citizens over the prison system in South Africa. Some argued that jail was meant to rehabilitate inmates and that there was no issue with the men participating in the challenge. Others were not amused, insisting that prisoners are living essentially free with access to phones, TVs, and really anything their hearts desired as long as they could pay bribes.
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