ANCYL candidate arrested for assault
AN ANC Youth League (ANCYL) member, who is vying for the position of chairperson in the upcoming provincial conference, has been arrested on charges of pointing a firearm and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.
He is expected to appear in the Galeshewe Magistrate’s Court today.
Police spokesperson, Sergeant Majang Skalkie, confirmed that a 34-year-old man was arrested on Monday, at about 2.40pm, following allegations that he pointed a firearm at his girlfriend’s friend and assaulted his girlfriend on Saturday, October 7.
The suspect was pronounced by a local ANCYL branch as its preferred candidate for the position of provincial ANCYL chairperson following a branch general meeting that was held on September 3.
The branch stated that he had “impeccable credentials as a young politician” after joining the organisation 17 years ago, and was a member in good standing.