Ex-MEC Msibi’s bail hearing adjourned due to bomb scare

Johannesburg – The Nelspruit Magistrates Court has adjourned the bail hearing of axed Mpumalanga MEC Mandla Msibi due to a bomb scare.

Msibi appeared in court briefly on Wednesday morning, charged with double murder and attempted murder. A group of his supporters gathered outside the court calling for his reinstatement.

Msibi also served as head of election for the ANC in Mpumalanga.

Provincial secretary Lindiwe Ntshalintshali has reiterated that Msibi would remain a member of the party but would not serve as an office bearer: “Any person is innocent until proven guilty. So, he will just remain a member. But his participation in the ANC is regulated because of these allegations levelled against him.”

Msibi is accused of killing two people and attempting to murder a third in connection with ANC councillor candidate selection processes in August.

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