Arthur Zwane
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A senior ANC member in Newcastle is facing attempted murder charges for allegedly shooting a security guard who demanded that he should use a hand sanitiser.

Arthur Zwane will spend the next three days behind bars.

Zwane, who is facing another attempted murder charge in the Durban Magistrate’s Court for pointing a firearm at Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) MEC Sipho Hlomuka, on Friday appeared in the eMadadeni Magistrate’s Court for a second attempted murder case.

A former ANC eMalahleni regional chairperson, Zwane is facing fresh attempted murder charges after allegedly shooting the security guard at a hardware store in Newcastle.

According to KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker, Zwane was involved in a dispute with the security guard after he objected to a request that he should first sanitise before entering a shop.

Zwane and another two men then allegedly fought with the security guard, who used a pick-handle to fight off the three. Naicker said the security guard was shot and injured. “He was rushed to the Madadeni hospital and admitted.”

Zwane, who is also a former ANC provincial executive committee (PEC) member, in November last year made headlines after storming into an ANC provincial working committee meeting at the party’s Durban provincial headquarters. He then allegedly pointed a firearm at Hlomuka, who later laid criminal charges.

In January the Durban Magistrate’s Court released Zwane on R1 000 bail after he handed himself over to Durban police on learning that Hlomuka had laid charges against him,