EFF councillor accused of raping NMU student resigns


- heraldlive.co.za | a month ago

An EFF councillor who is accused of raping a Nelson Mandela University student has resigned.

The Nelson Mandela Bay councillor, Zilindile Vena, 34, handed himself over to the police on Monday morning, before appearing briefly in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court. Though the state initially requested bail of R5,000, it was set at R2,000, which he paid before he was released.

Vena, who is also a member of the EFF’s national leadership body — the central command team — is accused of raping a 22-year-old NMU student at a flat in Central in the early hours of Saturday morning.

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