It was alleged Maqula stabbed Nelson Mandela Bay municipal chief whip Werner Senekal in the back during the council fracas.
Kayser said he felt vindicated for placing his trust in the judiciary system.
“I always maintained that I have trust in the judiciary system.
“The outcome today shows that we have a judiciary system that is independent and acts in the interest of all its citizens,” Kayser said.
ANC regional secretary Themba Xathula said the ANC respected the judgment and would wait for the sentencing before commenting.
He said the ANC would also wait for the final decision to be taken before deciding whether or not to suspend Lungisa as an ANC councillor.
Xathula said the ANC’s constitution allowed for members to appeal court rulings and suspension was not automatic.
“If someone wants to lodge an appeal against a judgment, there’s nothing that prevents someone a fair chance from doing so even within the organisation,” Xathula said.