On Tuesday EFF leader Julius Malema appeared at the Silverton branch of Hawks in Pretoria Branch, where he issued a statement on his assault case.
It has been claimed that Malema got into a fight with a security guard at the burial service of Winnie Mandela back in April 2018. EFF Spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has likewise been charged in the fracas, as he and his leader looked up to allegations of assault. The NPA will bring a prosecution against the pair soon.
Nevertheless, for those of you anticipating tones of remorse and reconciliation, we’re sorry to frustrate you. Julius Malema turned out all weapons bursting in the wake of talking with the experts and gave the media a blazing bit of harsh criticism. He originally rejected cases that he had burned through R5 million of VBS assets on pony dashing and extravagance things, as asserted by columnist Pauli van Wyk.
He at that point proceeded onward to the issue of the attack. The main ache of disappointment we could recognize from Julius Malema was the suggestion that he didn’t, effectively, hit the security guard hard enough. He is not denying there was a scuffle, and instead, doubled-down on position. The EFF leader stated he regrets not taking things further, Malema said: “The policeman provoked us on an emotional day when we were going to bury our own mother. A white man was refusing me to go and bury my mother. That white man should thank his racist ancestors because something worse would’ve happened that day”
“They tried to block me from speaking at Mama Winnie’s funeral they failed and they deployed white police officers to stop me from entering the graveyard, even there they failed. There was no one that was going to stop me from burying Mama Winnie.” he added
Watch the video below:
EFF leader, Julius Malema addresses media after he was summoned over allegations that he fired a rifle in public. Malema was speaking outside the Hawks offices in Pretoria.
— Newzroom Afrika (@Newzroom405) September 10, 2019
#MalemaAtHAWKS Malema: The police man provoked us on an emotional day when we were going to bury our own mother. A white man was refusing me to go and bury my mother. The ANC wanted to refuse me the opportunity to salute the grave of my mother.
— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) September 10, 2019