Tuesday, 14 June 2022 16:23

Zikalala, Mchunu mutually withdraws charges against each other.

Staff Reporter.

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has resolved to withdraw the charges of a crimen injuria and assault case against former Ukhozi FM presenter Ngizwe Mchunu.

Mchunu, who also opened a case against Zikalala, said he would also withdraw his matter. It follows an incident that took place during the Ingoma KaZwelonke competition held at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.

According to Zikalala’s spokesperson Lennox Mabaso, Mchunu hurled insults at Zikalala. In a brief statement on Monday evening Zikalala's office said: "The Premier of KwaZulu-Natal Sihle Zikalala has noted and welcomed the statement by Ngizwe Mchunu. The Premier confirms that both himself and Mr Ngizwe Mchunu have amicably decided to withdraw charges against one another."

Zikalala's office would not comment further saying they "consider this matter closed". Mchunu would also withdraw charges.

He said: "I have arrived at that decision after engagements with traditional and faith-based leaders. We will go together to the police station with the Premier and withdraw the charges we opened against each other on Tuesday."