ANC's Andile Lungisa loses appeal over water jug attack on DA councillor

TheChamp

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Another jailbreak?

What is he even doing in jail anyway? he got bail pending his appeal against the sentence, he opted to stay in prison for whatever reason and now his supporters are pretending like he was incarcerated and are preparing for a huge welcoming?

I have never seen so much buffoonery.
 

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So you only have to serve 2.5 months of a 2 year sentence. That is 10% of your sentence. Not a third.

No wonder crime is out of control in this country. They have to release people early because jails are full
 

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but the Correctional Services Department said it was unaware of such a development.
It's confirmed then: he's a free bird.

One man against a colonial system designed to bring a revolutionary down. But alas, one of our own has risen above that system. To now get his due reward as a struggle veteran. Give this man a tender. A contract. A promotion. Long live! long live!
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What is he even doing in jail anyway? he got bail pending his appeal against the sentence, he opted to stay in prison for whatever reason and now his supporters are pretending like he was incarcerated and are preparing for a huge welcoming?

I have never seen so much buffoonery.

Watch this space...
 

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Well if this doesn't go to show that the ANCs laws mean nothing. So is this what we can expect when they finally start putting corrupt politicians in jail? This is an absolute joke.
 

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What is he even doing in jail anyway? he got bail pending his appeal against the sentence, he opted to stay in prison for whatever reason and now his supporters are pretending like he was incarcerated and are preparing for a huge welcoming?

I have never seen so much buffoonery.
Time already spend in jail will be deducted off the final sentence, or he'll sue the state for wrongful imprisonment and cash in.
 

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Time already spend in jail will be deducted off the final sentence, or he'll sue the state for wrongful imprisonment and cash in.
Yeah, there's probably something he is bargaining on, maybe he was eyeing this Christmas pardon all along.
 

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Well if this doesn't go to show that the ANCs laws mean nothing. So is this what we can expect when they finally start putting corrupt politicians in jail? This is an absolute joke.
You are a few years late with this comment. Yengeni and Shaik proved this many many moons ago.
 

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Parole after only 2 months?
At least he sat for 2 months & didn't get away scot-free, meaning even if justice has come to this, justice still won in the end..

I guessed from the start he was promised an early release.

Exactly why he insisted on going to jail & not fighting this anymore, he was offered a deal.
 

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One set of rules for the politically connected and another for the rest of us plebs. Infuriating:mad:

The ****er probably had a better time of it in there than those gangsters in Good fellas.
 

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Parole after only 2 months?
The chain of events.
“Lungisa was initially admitted on May 9 2018 to serve a two year sentence for assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. However, he was released on bail on May 25 2018 after having spent at least 16 days pending his appeal application.

The Special Remission of Sentences granted by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 16 December 2019 reduced Lungisa’s sentence by 12 months. Over 14 000 inmates benefitted from the special Remission of Sentence.

He said Lungisa had also responded positively to rehabilitation programmes which led to him being placed on parole in line with Section 73(7)(a) of the Correctional Services Act.

“The Act determines the minimum period of sentence that must be served before consideration for possible parole placement. This must be read together with Section 276(1)(i) of the Criminal Procedure Act as it stipulates a mandatory one sixth of the sentence to be served before any consideration for parole.
 
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