JOHANNESBURG - EFF leaders Julius Malema and Mbuyiseni Ndlozi are confident they'll be acquitted in their assault case.
The case dates back to the 2018 funeral service of struggle stalwart, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
Malema and Ndlozi claim they were initially not allowed access to the Fourways Memorial Park and had to push Lieutenant Colonel Johannes Venter out of the way to gain entry.
"They couldn’t do anything, they couldn’t make us concede on any point. If anything, they conceded…many times. The prosecutor conceded that we were correct," Malema said.
"As we took the stand, the state’s case became weaker and weaker. We are more than confident that we’ll emerge victorious. We had a very solid team."
Ndlozi insists Johannes Venter wasn't humiliated at the funeral.
He said Venter's job was to ensure everything ran smoothly during the funeral and not be the one to cause problems.
The matter was postponed to 29 September.
EFF leader Julius Malema is confident that he will win the assault case against himself and EFF MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi. Ndlozi testified earlier today at the Randburg magistrate's court before the matter was postponed to 29 September. #DStv403 #eNCA pic.twitter.com/EFtNj5NJqT— eNCA (@eNCA) July 1, 2022
EFF MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi insists Lieutenant Colonel Johannes Venter wasn't humiliated at the funeral of the late Winnie-Mandela Madikizela. Venter has laid a case of assault against Ndlozi and EFF leader Julius Malema. #DStv403 #eNCA pic.twitter.com/iYDY0Y28HP— eNCA (@eNCA) July 1, 2022