Tuesday, March 27, 2007

ANC councillor released on bail

By Odette Ismail
26 March 2007

The ANC councillor who was arrested for being in possession of an unlicensed firearm, that was allegedly linked to past murders, has been released on bail.

Xolani Nyanga is a ward councillor for Harare in Khayelitsha and part of Tafelsig in Mitchell’s plain. He appeared in the Khayelitsha Magistrates Court on Friday.

Magistrate Maya Prag did not oppose his bail and he was released on R1000 bail with other conditions, according to a daily paper.

Nyanga has to report to the Harare police station on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The case has been postponed to 12 July.

Police arrested Nyanga on March 17 after he apparently fired shots at another motorist after an accident. While police responded to the scene they found the firearm hidden underneath his seat.

It is believed that Nyanga told police that he had taken the firearm away from gangsters in December last year.

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