- After a scuffle with a journalist in March this year, Floyd Shivambu could be in hot water
- Parliament called the journalist, Adriaan de Kock, to testify on the matter
- de Kock confirmed the summons and will appear before the investigating panel on 14 November
Floyd Shivambu got into an altercation with a journalist about 7 months ago. Now Parliament has called in the journalist to testify against Shivambu.
Adriaan de Kock has been summoned by the joint committee on ethics and members’ interests to testify about the incident.
De Kock is expected to appear before the panel investigating the matter on 14 November.
The altercation took place outside the building where CT mayor Patricia de Lille was facing her disciplinary hearing. De Kock was waiting with other journalists when he saw Shivambu stepping out of a black vehicle.
He started taking photos of the EFF Deputy President and tried to ask him questions. Shivambu got upset and demanded that de Kock delete the photos he took.
Shivambu grabbed de Kock by the neck and attempted to take his camera. The journalist was clearly shaken and kept asking Shivambu to leave his stuff alone.
The Sowetan reported that Shivambu let go of de Kock when other journalists approached them and he also made a public apology about his behaviour.
Briefly gathered that de Kock confirmed to the media that he received the summons.
Here's a video taken shortly after the incident:
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