ANC Suspends Lungisa Over Water Jug Assault

The African National Congress (ANC) in Nelson Mandela Bay on Wednesday announced that it has suspended Andile Lungisa, the former deputy president of the youth league.

ANC Councillor Lungisa was released on parole on 1 December 2020 after serving only two-and-a-half months of a two-year prison sentence.

Announcing the suspension, the ANC said: “Cde Andile Lungise has been suspended for 18 months by the provincial disciplinary committee”.

Lungisa’s suspension follows his being charged by the ANC in relation to the assault prison term. He famously said he was strong in prison because he grew up eating cold pap and Inkomazi (sour milk).

In 2016, Lugisa hit Councillor Raino Kaiser with a glass water jug. He was found guilty of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The provincial disciplinary committee has also directed that Lungisa attend anger management classes for 12 months as part of his rehabilitation process.

“The office of the provincial secretary has been alerted that Cde Lungisa has filed an appeal with the National Disciplinary Committee of the ANC, regarding the finding of the provincial disciplinary committee,” said Lulama Ngcukayitobi, ANC Provincial Secretary.

Lungisa joins a growing list of suspended ANC members that includes secretary-general Ace Magashule and Carl Niehaus.