Mzansi baffled as EFF Duo Malema, Ndlozi Assault Case Postponed to December

Mzansi baffled as EFF Duo Malema, Ndlozi Assault Case Postponed to December

  • The assault case against Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) politicians Julius Malema and Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has been postponed
  • Malema and Ndlozi are accused of assaulting Lieutenant-Colonel Johannes Venter, a senior South African Police Service (SAPS) police officer
  • The incident happened at the funeral of struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at the Fourways Memorial Park in April 2018
  • Briefly News took a look at just some of the reactions from South Africans to the news, most of whom were not impressed by the development

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Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema and Member of Parliament (MP) Mbuyiseni Ndlozi's assault case has been postponed to 6 to 9 December in the Randburg Magistrate's Court.

Malema and Ndlozi are accused of assaulting Lieutenant-Colonel Johannes Venter, a senior South African Police Service (SAPS) police officer, according to a TimesLIVE report.

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EFF leader Julius Malema and MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi's assault case has been postponed to December in the Randburg Magistrate's Court. Image: Sharon Seretlo/ Gallo Images.
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Previously, News24 reported that Venter, who was attached to the Presidential Protection Service, testified that he was shoved at the entrance to Fourways Memorial Park amid the funeral of struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in April 2018.

Vehicle Malema and Ndlozi were travelling in was not authorised

The car the pair were driving in was reportedly not part of the main convoy, which included the hearse, the family and other dignitaries, despite the defence's argument to the contrary.

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The postponement follows an agreement between the state and the defence to commence with the trial in December, said National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwane. Both politicians have pleaded not guilty.

Saffas not impressed as they react to trial postponement

Briefly News took a look at just some of the reactions from South Africans to the news, most of whom were not impressed by the development.

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"@templet04415057 said:

"Waste of time and state resources."

@CRaseleka wrote:

"What is the reason for all these postponements?"

@jhb_pta noted:

"We will never see the end to this case they must just strike it off the roll"

@malusistoyile commented:

"Waist of time."

Malema reacts to Defence Minister Mapisa-Nqakula's about-turn

In other news, Briefly News reported that Malema had a short but hilarious response to a video of Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula that was doing the rounds on social media.

This is after Ndlozi went on a short rant by poking holes in the government's apparent abrasiveness to the unrest in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal in July.

"It doesn’t matter what they call it, [the] question is: did government through Intelligance [sic] agencies know what was being planned?
"If they knew and did nothing, then they have aided the riots and are directly responsible for deaths of over 200 people," a tweet by Ndlozi read in part.

Source: Briefly.co.za

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