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Malema returns to court for assault at Winnie Mandela’s funeral

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – NOVEMBER 16: Julius Malema addresses the media at Winnie Madikizela Mandela House on November 16, 2021 in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is reported that political parties in hung municipalities have until 23 November to form coalitions and metros that are hung are Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni, Nelson Mandela Bay, Tshwane and eThekwini. Photo: Gallo Images/Sharon Seretlo

The EFF has confirmed Malema will be taking the stand on Monday 6 December. He and Ndlozi are accused of man-handling the South African Police Service’s (SAPS) Jacobus Venter.

MALEMA’S ASSAULT CHARGE

The maverick EFF leader and his MP were blocked from entering the cemetery during the former first lady’s burial.

The victim, Venter, had claimed that Malema and Ndlozi were not part of a convoy that was allowed into the cemetery where Madikizela-Mandela was laid to rest.

Venter opened a case after the duo physically pushed him while trying a forced entry at the Fourways cemetery.

“Whilst I was standing in front of the vehicle, I was then pushed from the right-hand side. I cannot say who had pushed me,” Venter said.

“As I turned around and looked back I saw Mr Malema jumping out the vehicle and said ‘no white man will stop me.

“The vehicle was not part of the convoy. It was stopped. There was no visible permit. Even if there was, I would have still stopped it.”

EFF CONFIRM COURT APPEARANCE

The red beret’s reminded its loyal followers that Malema and Ndlozi will be back on the dock in a statement on Sunday evening.

“CIC Julius Malema and Commissar Dr Mbuyiselo Ndlozi will appear at the Randburg Magistrate court tomorrow, in the matter relating to the policeman who in 2018, tried to deny the President entry into the final resting place of the struggle stalwart Mama Winnie Madikizilela-Mandela,” the EFF said.

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