Andile Lungisa is officially out on parole
Convicted assaulter and ANC councillor, Andile Lungisa, has been released on parole, on Tuesday, after a two-year stint for assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.
Andile Lungisa set to be released on parole today
In October 2016, the former deputy president of the ANC Youth League made headlines for smashing a glass jug over the head of former member of the mayoral committee Rano Kayser, during a Nelson Mandela Bay council meeting.
Criminal proceedings in the charges Lungisa faced were hampered by his relentless attempts to appeal the case.
However, in 2018, the Supreme Court of Appeals exhausted his efforts when it dismissed his appeal on the basis that “the offence he committed was particularly serious and even egregious.”
The councillor served two years of his three-year bid, thanks in part to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Special Remission of Sentences which pardoned more than 14 000 inmates.
Here are the conditions of his release
Lungisa will be released in time for the festive season but it might not be all that jolly for the soon-to-be ex-convict.
His parole stint will be monitored heavily by the Department of Correctional Services.
It is said that Lungisa will be expected to comply with strict conditions, which may include having to sign in at a police station near his home on a daily basis.
The department also confirmed that Lungisa will be subjected to supervision for the remainder of his parole term.
“South Africa is using a parole system that is progressive in nature and based on international best practice. Offenders who are placed on parole are expected to comply with conditions and failure to comply may result in the parolee, depending on the frequency and seriousness of the violations, having parole revoked and sent back to a correctional facility,” the corrections department said in a statement.