Malema and Ndlozi back in court over assault charges
Economic Freedom Fighters leaders back in court for assault charges.
Julius Malema and Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, are back at the Randburg magistrate’s court on Tuesday morning.
The pair is charged with allegedly assaulting a police colonel at the funeral of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, in 2018. They made their first appearance at the Randburg magistrate’s court in 2019 for common assault charges.
It is alleged the two attacked the officer for preventing their vehicle from entering the cemetery at the funeral. The officer later argued that their vehicle was not authorized to enter the premises.
Malema and Ndlozi did deny assaulting the cop, even though CCTV footage captured the incident. The CCTV footage was brought forward by the lobby group AfriForum late last year.
The case was postponed in June of 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
This is what people on Twitter have to say about their feelings regarding this case:
@MorutiMorinto Only poor people get arrested ,as long as u have money/politician u cannot be arrested, jail is for us depending on old age grant, in South Africa money buys everything
@richardlenhert “Merely touching him is not assault. The touch has to be violent, invasive, or harmful to become assault!” – Mbuyiseni Ndlozi’s defence.
@2020Africa1 Just there is the proof he was touched. It was invasive. He had to retreat to a point of safety. 2 years please.