- Sizophila Mkhize claims she was assaulted by an unknown attacker during a traditional ceremony in Ulundi over the weekend
- Mkhize said the woman grabbed her wig and threw it at her in front of a stunned crowd
- Police have confirmed a case of assault and damage to property was opened
A prominent member of the African National Youth League (ANCYL) Sizophila Mkhize claims she was assaulted by an unknown woman during a traditional ceremony in Ulundi, KwaZulu-Natal which took place over the weekend.
Mkhize alleged that a woman who she did not know and had never seen in her life approached her during the ceremony, grabbed her wig and threw it at her in front of a stunned crowd of onlookers.
Witnesses of the event reported the matter to a local newspaper but the report could not be corroborated at the time.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Mkhize claims the woman approached her and asked her questions which she did not have answers to before she resorted to grabbing her wig, throwing it at her and tugging at her during the ensuing scuffle.
Citizen.co.za reported that a shocked and visibly shaken Mkhize asked other members of the ANCYL to accompany her to the local police station.
Ulundi police have confirmed that a case of assault and damage to property was opened by Mkhize. Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane said officers were investigating the matter and confirmed that the identity of the alleged attacker had not yet been established.
Mkhize said her car and cell phone had been damaged during the scuffle and would need to be repaired. She said she only wanted justice in the matter.
Mkhize is a member of the ANCYL National Executive Committee (NEC) and she was a prominent member of the league’s Student Body which advocated for the introduction of free tertiary education.
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