- EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu was filmed assaulting a journalist outside of Parliament on Tuesday morning
- Adrian de Kock was attacked after he took a picture of Shivambu
- Shivambu can be seen grabbing de Kock by the throat during the incident
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) deputy president Floyd Shivambu has been filmed assaulting a journalist outside of Parliament on Tuesday morning.
Shivambu and an unknown man thought to be his bodyguard can be seen grabbing the journalist and pushing him against a wall.
The journalist has been identified as Adrian de Kock from Netwerk24, he was waiting outside the building where Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille’s disciplinary hearing is being held.
Briefly.co.za gathered that de Kock saw Shivambu and asked him if he had any comments about the de Lille matter, he then took pictures of Shivambu.
“As I walked up to him, he said: ‘No, why did you take my picture? You have no permission to take my picture,’ so he said I must delete it,” De Kock said.
De Kock told Shivambu he could not delete the pictures, at this point events took a violent turn. Shivambu tried to grab the camera to delete the pictures.
De Kock said: “And the next thing Floyd grabbed me by the throat and said: ‘You don’t have my permission’.”
Shivambu is seen leaving de Kock when he noticed other journalist approaching the scene.
De Kock said he would lay charges of assault with the police.
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