Nelson Mandela Bay ANC councillor Andile Lungisa. FILE PHOTO: ANA

Port Elizabeth - African National Congress (ANC) councillor Andile Lungisa was granted bail of R10 000 in the Port Elizabeth Regional Court on Friday. 

This is pending a petition to the Grahamstown High Court after leave to appeal Lungisa’s conviction and two-year sentence for assault was dismissed by Magistrate Mornay Cannon last month. 

Lungisa was found guilty of intentionally smashing a glass jug over the head of former mayoral committee member for transport, Rano Kayser, during a chaotic 2016 Nelson Mandela Bay council meeting.

ANC supporters outside the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court  for the appearance of councillor Andile Lungisa. VIDEO: Raahil Sain/ANA

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The State did not oppose bail on Friday. Lungisa’s bail conditions include reporting to the Kabega Park police station twice a week and not leaving the district of Port Elizabeth.

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