Kimberley - An ANC ward councillor was arrested on Wednesday on charges of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm (GBH), along with four other suspects, following an attack involving an EFF member in Galeshewe on the weekend.
Keamogdetswe Moruri said her boyfriend Boitumelo Prince Mosata was discharged on Wednesday after spending three nights in hospital.
“He was admitted with serious injuries after he was assaulted by a group of people who were armed with a pick-axe and sjambok, while we were walking home during the early hours of Sunday morning.”
Moruri added that Mosata was attacked and dragged down Radebe Street after the suspects had instructed him to tear down the shanty that they were in building on the Kwanobantu soccer field.
Police spokesperson Sergeant Majang Skalkie said that five suspects, including two women between the ages of 24 and 41 years old and three men between the ages of 25 and 47 years old, were arrested.