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I am not a beast - lover councillor

By unknown | Oct 09, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Riot Hlatshwayo

Riot Hlatshwayo

A Gauteng councillor who allegedly assaulted his mistress, her husband and his younger brother has disputed claims portraying him as a "beast".

The councillor, Billy Madungandaba, is facing three assault charges.

Madungadaba on Saturday allegedly assaulted his secret lover, Vero Mgwenya.

Mgwenya is married to a Mpumalanga home affairs official, Jonathan Mathebula.

Mgwenya said on Sunday: "I must just tell the truth. Madungandaba and I were in a secret romance until he showed me what a beast he was."

But Madungandaba vehemently denied assaulting Mgwenya. He claimed that Mgwenya, her husband and younger brother James were the ones who attacked him.

He alleged Mgwenya spent the night with him at his relatives' home on Friday night and that she was driving her own car when Mathebula found them.

"This guy came over to me and asked if my name was Billy and I asked him what my name had to do with him. But his response was a punch," said Madungandaba.

He said he was innocent because, as far as he was concerned, Mgwenya and Mathebula were separated at the time he fell in love with her. He said he saw nothing wrong with loving a free woman.


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