- Andile Lungisa will be released on parole on Tuesday according to the Department of Correctional Services
- The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality councillor fo the ANC was convicted and sentenced to three years in prison
- However, this development will see the politician serving the remainder of the sentence in the community corrections system
ANC councillor and former ANC Youth League deputy president Andile Lungisa has been granted parole and is set to be released on Tuesday.
The Department of Correctional Services has confirmed that Lungisa has been placed on parole in a statement, explaining that he will be serving the remainder of the sentence in the system of community corrections.
Lungisa will be expected to comply with a specific set of conditions and will be subjected to supervision until the sentence expires.
Due to this being Lungisa's first offence and the politician responding 'positively to rehabilitation programmes', this parole was made possible. President Cyril Ramaphosa's special remission of sentences motion has also served to reduce Lungisa's sentence by 12 months.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Lungisa had been found guilty of assaulting a Democratic Alliance politician with a glass jug.
The incident in question had been captured on camera at the height of a fight that had broken out in council four years ago.
Lungisa had been granted bail by the Eastern Cape High Court in Makhanda a few months back, pending the outcome of his application for leave to appeal his incarceration in ConCourt.
The politician had instead decided to remain in prison in order to finish the programmes he had started, raising a few questions over his claims of innocence and bringing his reasons for approaching the apex court into question.
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