The case against two African National Congress (ANC) councillors from Nelson Mandela Bay, who are facing charges of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, was postponed in the Port Elizabeth Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.
The charges against the councillors relate to a violent brawl that broke out during a council meeting in November last year.
Gamalihleli Maqula, 28, appeared briefly in court on Tuesday, but Andile Lungisa, 39, was not at court proceedings, and the state was provided with a medical certificate.
Following the incident the pair handed themselves over to police and are currently out on bail of R1 000 each. Maqula has a previous conviction for kidnapping and assault of a teenage boy and is currently serving a sentence of correctional supervision.
It is understood that Maqula stabbed Democratic Alliance chief whip Werner Senekal in the back with a sharp object, while Lungisa apparently hit DA councillor Rano Kayser with a glass jug over his head during a council meeting that turned chaotic.
The case was postponed until April 26 for further investigation.