Johannesburg – A DA MP who allegedly fired shots at his brother-in-law after an argument with his wife appeared in Alice’s Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday on charges of attempted murder.
Mlindi Nhanha, deputy delegate to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), allegedly fought and assaulted his wife, Vatiswa, on Sunday during their fight.
It is alleged that Vatiswa’s brother, Mxolisi Daniel, attempted to chase Nhanha out of the house.
The NPA said it was alleged that Nhanha went to her car and returned with a gun, firing shots at Daniel.
Anelisa Ngcakani, spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in the Eastern Cape, said Nhanha was charged with attempted murder for the incident which took place around 3 a.m. in Dyamala, Alice.
“Nhanha left the farm and Daniel also left to report the case to Alice’s police station. Nhanha was arrested the next day and his gun was confiscated.
“Daniel then submitted a withdrawal statement citing that he and Nhanha had resolved their differences.
“The NPA will however study the case and make a decision on whether or not to pursue the case,” Ngcakani said.
Nhanha was released on R500 bail and the case is expected to go to court on June 7.