ConCourt denies Andile Lungisa's appeal application

The ConCourt has denied Andile Lungisa's latest appeal application.
The ConCourt has denied Andile Lungisa's latest appeal application.
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The Constitutional Court has dismissed former ANC Nelson Mandela Bay councillor Andile Lungisa’s application for leave to appeal his three-year jail sentence.

A coram of nine judges, headed by chief justice Moegoeng Moegoeng found the matter did not engage the constitutional court’s jurisdiction but that, in any event, the appeal “bears no reasonable prospects of success”.

While the matter may now be academic as Lungisa was released on parole this week, it means that his sentence of three years imprisonment, of which one year was suspended, stands. This has implications in terms of his ability to hold any significant political public office in the near future.

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