Explainer: Reasons why Andile Lungisa's parole has some fuming

Explainer: Reasons why Andile Lungisa's parole has some fuming

- Andile Lungisa was released on parole a few days ago and Mzansi was baffled as to why this happened

- Many felt that Lungisa was getting away with what he had done to the DA councillor Rano Kayser four years ago

- South African social media users weighed in on how they felt on Twitter

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Former ANC Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality councillor Andile Lungisa was released on parole earlier this week and it has angered a number of South Africans.

Lungisa was sentenced to three years in jail back in 2018 after he was found guilty of smashing a glass jug on the head of Democratic Alliance (DA) councillor Rano Kayser in 2016. He was then subsequently suspended from the ANC.

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Before Lungisa began his sentence, he was granted bail of R10 000. He then applied for leave to appeal against his sentence, stating that he was given different treatment because he is a politician. The appeal was denied.

Explainer: Reasons why former ANC councillor Andile Lungisa's parole has some fuming
Explainer: Reasons why former ANC councillor Andile Lungisa's parole has some people fuming. Source: @Powerfm987
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A number of South Africans felt that Lungisa's release was a waste of taxpayers' money. Some were baffled at how much energy was put into Lungisa appearing in court and being sentenced, only to be released on parole later.

Mzansi Twitter users took to the micro-blogging app to air out how they felt about the situation under the hashtag #AndileLungisa:

@SiyaMiti_the1st said: "Appeal against sentence rejected by SCA. Starts his to two-year sentence. Threatens to appeal in ConCourt. Next thing he's getting released on parole. All in a space of three months. The wheels of justice turn real quick for some."
@RenaldoGouws said: "Break a glass jug over someone's head, get a two-year jail term. But this is South Africa so after 2 months of serving your sentence you get parole. Ja nee, lekker to be a cadre in South Africa."

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@Andile_McGee said: "Listening to the Andile Lungisa interview on @SAfmRadio saying he is not sorry for what he did to the DA councillor. ANC people and arrogance."
@Gianicos1 said: "How does a person who shows NO remorse get paroled?"

In other political news, Briefly.co.za previously reported that the DA wants no part in Cyril Ramaphosa's no-confidence motion. The Democratic Alliance (DA) has decided that the political party will not be taking part in Thursday's no vote of confidence in President Cyril Ramaphosa. The DA expressed that the event would not have any purpose or value.

The African Transformation Movement (ATM) originally brought forward the motion of no-confidence in Ramaphosa.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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