Man accused of attempted hit on Amcu leader back in North West court

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BRITS, February 6 – Members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) arrived at the Brits Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday ahead of the bail application of a 36-year-old taxi driver accused of the attempted murder of their leader.

Simphiwe Silwane faces a charge of attempted murder for allegedly shooting and wounding Malibongwe Mdazo, the branch chairman of Amcu at Western Platinum.

The incident happened on July 22 last year, in Mooinooi near Brits.

He is charged together with Nkosinathi Mantashe and Samkelo Mkhutshwa. Mantashe was granted R10, 000 bail and Mkhutshwa R2,500 bail.

Silwane was arrested in Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape in December.

The State is opposing bail.

-African News Agency (ANA)