A DA ward councillor charged with common assault made his first court appearance.
Councillor for ward 62, Simon Liell-Cock, appeared in the Simon’s Town Magistrates’ Court yesterday for allegedly breaking the arm of Fish Hoek resident, Michael Kerr, 57.
Michael alleges that Liell-Cock kicked his arm broken during a brawl over a parking space in Fish Hoek Main Road two weeks ago.
The 57-year-old threatened to deflate Liell-Cock’s tyres when the councillor unknowingly blocked Michael’s driveway with his Land Rover.
Yesterday the matter was postponed to November 23 for mediation.
Liell-Cock says he also laid a counter charge of assault against Michael.
“I laid a charge of crimen injuria against Mr Kerr because he went out of his way to to defame me in the press,” says Liell-Cock.
“He persisted to spread untruths about me and it (the incident) was a minor issue when he chose to make it a big issue.
“Mr Kerr was in an extremely agitated state.
“I never refused to move my car when he pointed out that it was illegally parked. I was on my way to my car with my key in hand ready to move and when he was ready to put down my tyres I had to intervene.
“His behaviour is inexplicable, I feel sorry for him,” Liell-Cock says.