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ANC MP ‘beats up’ school principal

ANC Member of Provincial Parliament Andile Lili appeared in Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court in Cape Town on Tuesday 29 November over a case of assault.

Lili allegedly slapped an Enkanini primary school principal as well as a teacher during a meeting. Ezitshisayo source said Lili who is a chairperson of the school governing body at the school had a disagreement with the principal.

He allegedly clapped him but was quickly restrained by a teacher. It is alleged that he beat teacher up for intervening.

“He was angry during a meeting about a project that is being run at the school. Lili lost his temper and slapped the principal,” said Ezitshisayo source.

Lili however denied beating up anybody. He said the who issue is a cooked up case that is meant to slow down the project.

“People who know that they will not be part of the leadership of this project are doing everything to derail it. They say I beat up this person three weeks ago, why is the case being opened only now. It’s all cooked up but the magistrate will look into these allegations,” Lili said.

Lili who is known for his activism under the Seskhona People’s Movement was convicted in May this year. He was found guilty of incitement to murder after he urged his supporters to kill rapists.

Police spokesman Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi said Lili will is supposed to appear in court tomorrow. “Kindy be advised that Harare police arrested a 47-year-old man on a charge of assault. The suspect was warned to appear in court on Tuesday 29 November 2022. The circumstances surrounding this incident are still under investigation. Anyone with information that can assist with the investigation is kindly requested to call Crime Stop on 08600 10111,” said Swartbooi.

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