Assault case | Malema, Ndlozi confident of acquittal

The assault case against EFF's Mbuyiseni Ndlozi and Julius Malema has been postponed to 29 September. eNCA's Heidi Giokos is following that story. Courtesy of #DStv403

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. 

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"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.

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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.


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