Andile Lungisa's appeal dismissed

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Nelson Mandela Bay councillor Andile Lungisa’s attempts to overturn an effective two years imprisonment for smashing a glass jug against the head of DA councillor Rano Kayser was dismissed on Wednesday.

The decision was published by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) after 3pm.

Lungisa was convicted in 2018 for assaulting Kayser during a heated council brawl in 2016.

The court found no basis to interfere with the sentence imposed by the trial court as it found that the crime committed by Lungisa was serious and had devastating consequences.

The court found that he did not behave in a manner expected of a councillor and that he failed to take responsibility for his actions and showed a total lack of remorse.

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