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Durban - Attempted murder charges against two mayoral bodyguards who allegedly shot at a motorist on the N3 two months ago, have been dropped, the Pinetown Magistrate's Court was told on Thursday.

 The court was given no details about the dropping of the charges, and magistrate Chris Annamalai transferred the case to another court.

Thulasizwe Mbanjwa and Sthembiso Mokoena are expected back in court on Wednesday, when they will face two charges of unlawfully discharging a firearm and discharging a firearm in a public place.

The two bodyguards allegedly shot at a motorist on the N3 last month, while escorting Umgungundlovu district mayor Yusuf Bhamjee.

The two men were seen smiling and shaking hands with friends and family after they left court.

National Prosecuting Authority spokeswoman Natasha Ramkisson-Kara confirmed that the decision had been taken to opt for the lesser charges due to a lack of evidence for the attempted murder charge.



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