The Grahamstown High Court in Makhanda is expected to rule on the bail application by Nelson Mandela Bay ANC politician, Andile Lungisa on Friday.
Lungisa’s legal team argued in the High Court for him to be released on bail while awaiting a decision for his application in the Constitutional Court for leave to appeal his two year prison sentence for assault with intent to cause bodily harm.
They further argued that he is not a flight risk and his constitutional rights should not be infringed.
The state opposed bail, arguing there’s no prospect of success for his application to the Constitutional Court.
In the video below, SABC News Mcebisi Ngqina is outside the Grahamstown High Court:
Lungisa started serving his two year sentence in Port Elizabeth last week.
He was sentenced to two years imprisonment for assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm after hitting DA Councillor Ryno Kayser on the head with a glass jug in 2016, during a council meeting.
Meanwhile, earlier in September, the ANC NEC announced a resolution that all members facing criminal charges must step down from their positions.
Eastern Cape ANC Spokesperson Loyiso Magqashela said Lungisa will be subjected to a disciplinary process.
Andile Lungisa awaits bail hearing in prison: