At the time of the incident at the full council sitting at city hall, no clarity was available about how the attempted poisoning happened or whether there was a criminal complaint registered with the police.
But police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala recently confirmed that the Durban Central station was looking into the matter. It is not clear who had lodged a complaint with the police.
During the council meeting, Peer drank water which was believed to have been laced with paraffin.
After taking a gulp, Peer reportedly complained of feeling dizzy and was helped out of the room by colleagues. Her bodyguards rushed her to City Hospital when her condition apparently deteriorated.