EFF MP caught on film attacking man outside his ex-wife's home

EFF MP caught on film attacking man outside his ex-wife's home

- An EFF MP is alleged to have assaulted a man outside his ex-wife's house

- The MP, Nazier Paulsen, was reportedly caught on camera

- Paulsen faces charges of assault over the incident

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A video has been circulating online showing EFF MP Nazier Paulsen attacking a man.

Reportedly, the assault took place outside the home of Paulsen's ex-wife.

Paulsen appeared in court on Thursday on assault charges. The case has been postponed to 28 September.

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The man Paulsen assaulted was reportedly there to give Paulsen's ex-wife a life, Briefly.co.za has gathered. The man, Ebrahim Hartley, says he was in the same running group as Laila, Paulsen's ex-wife, and that he was picking her up so they could go a run, according to IOL.

Paulsen allegedly grew irate and punched Hartley which resulted in acut to Hartley's face. He is also alleged to have grabbed Hartley through his open car window and choked him. Thereafter, Paulsen laughed and left the scene, and Hartley threatened to take legal action against him. Hartley later filed charges of assault at the Belville police station.

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The video of the incident was filmed by Laila. In the clip, children can be heard in the background yelling at Paulsen to stop.

However, Paulsen maintains that it was Hartley who instigated the confrontation. 

The EFF has not yet officially commented on the incident.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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