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newsTimeslive reports that police are investigating a case of assault after a municipal employee claimed he was attacked by a KwaZulu-Natal mayor and his bodyguards.  

Endumeni municipal worker Njabulo Magubane said he was walking home on Friday night when two cars stopped in front of him‚ three men got out and attacked him.  Magubane said he recognised the men as Endumeni mayor Siboniso Mbatha and his bodyguards.  He claims the attack was unprovoked and that he had not had any previous encounters with the mayor or his bodyguards.  A passer-by‚ Ndumiso Zwane‚ said he tried to intervene and when he got closer he realised the man was being assaulted by the mayor and his bodyguards.  He was prevented from recording the incident on his cellphone.  Mbatha has denied all accusations made by Magubane and Zwane‚ saying they were an "attempt to tarnish my political record and the good I do for the community”.  A police spokesman confirmed that a case of common assault was opened on Monday at the Dundee police station.

  • Read this report by Lwandile Bhengu in full at Timeslive

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