He acknowledged he turned into requested to practice officers to the police station, where a blood sample turned into taken – and that he turned into allowed to skedaddle away.
He denied that he turned into launched on bail, which contradicts what provincial police suggested the Dispatch newspaper in writing.
An ANC councillor in the Enoch Mgijima local council, who requested to dwell nameless, acknowledged Papiyana turned into reinstated as Chris Hani district council’s ANC chief whip. This after he withdrew his resignation letter from the hiss after his arrest final year.
“He then requested three months leave to address his court case,” the councillor acknowledged.
Final week, he turned into reinstated as by the council as chief whip.
“This roughly behaviour has brought the ANC into disrepute,” the councillor acknowledged. “I am peaceful waiting for the provincial leadership of the event to point out us what action has been taken against him. I am very dissatisfied and I am now not basically the most attention-grabbing one who feels strongly that he ought to now not be occupying this hiss.”
Chris Hani district speaker Mxolisi Koyo acknowledged that the municipality had now not been informed of the incident but that it had been made privy to it thru media experiences.
“The district municipality is following up on the topic and interior processes will seemingly be initiated in accordance with the foundations of inform of council and the code of habits for councillors. In being made aware, the hiss of enterprise of the speaker is, by formulation of the foundations, required to habits a preliminary inquiry which can perhaps perhaps perhaps encompass, but is now not cramped to, asking for a illustration from the councillor concerned.
“A pronouncement shall therefore be made at some point soon as we glance the allegations as critical and annoying,” acknowledged Koyo.