Jacobs’ trial set for Feb



November 24, 2016
Jacobs’ trial set for Feb

TO STAND TRIAL: Faiez Jacobs

The ANC Provincial Secretary is facing charges of common assault.

The trial of African National Congress’ (ANC) provincial dik ding Faiez Jacobs is set to begin in just over two months.

On Wednesday, Jacobs made a brief appearance at the Cape Town Magistrates’ Court.

The African National Congress’ Provincial Secretary is facing charges of common assault following an alleged incident last year where he allegedly moered ANC employee, Wesley Seale.

Pictures of a bleeding Seale circulated on social media with a post below it explaining how Seale had been allegedly assaulted for not writing an organisational report Jacobs had asked him to do.

Criminal charges were laid against Jacobs in January and since then the accused has made four appearances in court, which mainly involved waiting on a decision by the National Director of Public Prosecutions.

Last month, prosecutors indicated that the decision had been taken to proceed with the case.

Yesterday, prosecutors told the court the trial date has been set for February next year.

Magistrate Booi postponed the matter to February 22, 2017, for plea and trial.

Earlier this year, Jacobs was found guilty by the ANC’s National Disciplinary Committee for bringing the party into disrepute over the allegations.

He was suspended from the party for 18 months which was suspended for 13 months.

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