The Black First Land First political party's Deputy President, Zanele Lwana, was attacked in the early hours of Saturday, 19 January. The party is convinced it was a politically motivated attack because Lwana was due to testify at the #StateCaptureInquiry.
At about 2 am on in the morning, the BLF's Deputy President, Zanele Lwana was attacked in her flat in Soweto.
The party says the attack was not a chance criminal act, but a planned and politically motivated act.
Lindsay Maasdorp, the BLF's spokesperson confirmed that Lwana was attacked. Lwana fought back and the fight woke up her flatmates.
A report by News24 indicates that the intruder fled and got away with 2 cellphones.
Briefly.co.za gathered from a statement by BLF that the intruder tried to strangle Lwana and she was left with an injured neck and bruised arms.
In the statement, BLF says the attack was an attempt to intimidate Lwana.
Comrade Zanele Lwana is due to give evidence to the Zondo Commission on the 12th of February 2019. What is sad is that the police who where called to the crime scene were totally unhelpful and refused to open a case.
BLF will inform the commission about this attempt to intimidate the Deputy President of our movement. BLF warns all those implicated in corruption to now back off because nothing will stop the BLF from submitting evidence to judge Zondo.
However, Captain Kay Makhubela says the women's statements could not be taken because they were under the influence of alcohol.
Captain Makhubela added that the women are welcome to open a case now that they are sober.
Maasdorp refutes the accusation that the women were drunk.
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