Embattled Mpumalanga MEC, Mandla Msibi, has been charged for murder by the Police as he immediately seeks bail, SurgeZirc SA reports.
Police spokesperson, Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo on Monday revealed that Msibi will stand before Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court to commence trial.
“This morning, a member of the executive council (MEC) in Mpumalanga, accompanied by his attorney, handed himself over to police in Nelspruit in connection with at least two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder,” Naidoo said.
Naidoo revealed that Msibi is alleged to have been involved in a shooting where two people were fatally shot, and a third person wounded on Sunday, August 22, 2021, in Nelspruit.
However, Msibi revealed that he did not see who was shooting and only heard the gunshots.
The Mpumalanga MEC further recounted that he went to a local shisa nyama to purchase food for officials who attended a meeting where they finalised their candidate list for the local government elections.
Speaking on Mbisi’s arrest, the Police revealed that his arrest was the third arrest connected with the murder case.
“On September 17, 2021, police arrested Joseph Charlie Ngwenya, 35, and Tshepo Matsane, 30,” Naidoo said.
Ngwenya and Matsane have already appeared in court twice and were each granted R20 000 bail on Friday, October 8.