Witness Reporter
1 minute read
7 Jul 2022
07:32

Assault charges against KZN whistleblower withdrawn

Witness Reporter

Thabiso Zulu was arrested in 2021 in connection with violence during an ANC councillor candidate nomination meeting in Haniville, Pietermariztzburg.

KwaZulu-Natal whistleblower Thabiso Zulu.

Charges of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm against KwaZulu-Natal whistleblower Thabiso Zulu were withdrawn through state mediation on Tuesday.

Zulu was arrested on October 10, 2021, in connection with violence during an ANC councillor candidate nomination meeting in Haniville in the Msunduzi Municipality’s Ward 29, in September 2021.

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According to the police docket, ANC Ward 29 branch deputy secretary Nomvuselelo Makamu, who was part of the chaotic meeting, alleged that Zulu punched her in the face.

Other people then allegedly joined in and dragged her to the ground before kicking and stomping on her.

Makamu was seven months pregnant when the incident happened.

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During Zulu’s court appearance at the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, the parties opted for an out of court settlement agreement, including a R5 000 payment to Makamu.

The agreement also required Zulu to apologise to Makamu, which the court was satisfied he had done.