Floyd Shivambu slapped with assault charges: Court appearance looms

Floyd Shivambu slapped with assault charges: Court appearance looms

- Floyd Shivambu has been served with a court summons to answer to assault charges

- The EFF deputy is accused of allegedly assaulting journalist Adrian de Kock

- The incident took place outside of Parliament in March last year and will see Shivambu facing charges at an inconvenient time

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Economic Freedom Fighter Floyd Shivambu has been served a summons to appear in court for the assault of journalist Adrian de Kock.

IOL reports that the deputy president's appearance comes just over a week before the party's elective conference is set to begin.

Shivambu is reportedly facing growing calls to remove him of his leadership title in the Red Beret clan.

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Briefly.co.za gathered that the summons had meant to be served to Shivambu at his attorney's office, but he failed to arrive resulting in his attorney accepting the document.

Meanwhile, the National Prosecuting Authority has opted against pressing charges against EFF leader Julius Malema.

AfriForum disapproves, with Gerrie Nel adamant that there is sufficient evidence to prosecute Malema on charges of money laundering in a multi-million rand tender fraud debacle.

EFF leadership has denied any factionalism within the party, with chairperson Dali Mpofu also reportedly facing the possibility of being stripped of his title.

The elective conference is set to take place at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johanessburg in mid-December.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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