- EFF leader Julius Malema and former spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi appeared in court on Tuesday
- The pair are facing charges over the alleged assault of an SAPS colonel
- Malema claims that the case against them is not only 'useless' but a waste of time
Economic Freedom Fighter leader Julius Malema and former party spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi appeared in court on Tuesday.
The two Red Berets are facing charged over the alleged assault of a South African Police Service colonel in April 2018.
The incident in question was reportedly prompted by the officer's refusal to allow them entry into the funeral of ANC veteran Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
TimesLIVE reports that Malema had slammed the case against them as both 'useless' and a waste of time during his brief appearance in the Randburg Magistrate's Court.
Briefly.co.za reported that Mbuyiseni had denied assaulting the officer during a previous appearance, adamant that both himself and Malema were innocent.
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Lobby group AfriForum has been key in bringing the matter in question before the courts, reportedly pressuring the National Prosecuting Authority into pursuing the case that would otherwise have remained dormant.
The group had insisted that Malema should be held accountable for the incident, which had been caught on film.
In other news, Malema and ANC MP Boy Mamabolo managed to settle their differences outside of a courtroom.
Mamabolo had accused Malema of being abusive towards his wife Mantoa, resulting in the couple taking the matter to court.
But the feud was short-lived after an agreement was reached between the two parties. Mamabolo was compelled to publically apologise for his claims and was legally barred from repeating the allegations.
In addition to this, Mamabolo was held personally responsible in the legal costs involved, despite Malema originally seeking R2 million in damages.
The matter concerning the alleged result has since been postponed until later in July.
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