Mpumalanga Premier To make Announcement On MEC Msibi

“The Premier today should make an announcement to what is going to happen to the MEC. They were supposed to meet as well with the ANC yesterday, but that meeting occurred very late in the night and it is continuing this morning where a decision will be taken as to what exactly is the next step.

Mpumalanga Premier To make Announcement On MEC Msibi - SurgeZirc SA
Premier Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane/Photo File: Twitter

The Premier in Mpumalanga, Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane is set to make an announcement following the murder charges leveled against Agriculture MEC, Mandla Msibi, 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.

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It was gathered that court proceedings in Mpumalanga will resume later on Tuesday as Msibi will be seeking bail.

Msibi murder charges are in relation to a deadly African National Congress (ANC) branch meeting where two people were shot and killed and another wounded in Mbombela, in August.

Spokesperson to in Mpumalanga Premier, Sibongile Mkani-Mpolweni noted that the Premier will make an announcement on Tuesday.

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“The Premier today should make an announcement to what is going to happen to the MEC. They were supposed to meet as well with the ANC yesterday, but that meeting occurred very late in the night and it is continuing this morning where a decision will be taken as to what exactly is the next step.

“So, at this stage, we are not judging. He was arrested before for similar charges and he was acquitted,” says Mkani-Mpolweni.

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