Matlosana Local Municipal Councillor charged with murder expected to apply for bail

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A Matlosana Local Municipal Councillor is expected to apply for bail on Thursday morning at the Orkney Magistrate’s Court in North West.

Elias Sepale was arrested following a murder charge over the weekend.

He allegedly stabbed to death Ayabonga Mtyeneni at a local tavern after an argument.

Mtyeneni was rushed to a local clinic after the incident, but was certified dead on arrival.

It was reported to the police that Mtyeneni was a suspected gang member in the area of Kanana.

Following the incident, police say the victim’s group mobilised and shot to death three people while the fourth managed to escaped with injuries.