EFF leader Julius Malema and MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi’s alleged cop assault case has been postponed to October. This comes after the two appeared in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 14 September.
The politicians are accused of assaulting a police colonel in April 2018 during the funeral of the well-known mother of the nation, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. The alleged assault was seen on CCTV and the victim opened an assault case against the two.
The two had failed to appear in court previously because of Covid-19 regulations. There has been thrown out warrants that were issued before their arrest after they failed to appear in court at the time.
Malema has previously denied the allegations in 2019 stating that he didn’t do nor Ndlozi did assault the victim.
The court then postponed the matter to early this year and allowed Malema and Ndlozi and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to have consultations before trial.
EFF leaders Malema and Ndlozi are expected to appear in court again on 13 October for a trial date.
By Bongekile Khumalo