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Julius Malema unaware of assault case

The EFF leader claims he’s in the dark about a case of common assault opened against him.

EFF leader Julius Malema. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema says he is not aware of a case of common assault opened against him by a motorist in Polokwane.

The Polokwane resident claims he was attacked and slapped by Malema and his driver following an alleged road-rage incident on Tuesday night.

But the former ANC Youth League leader claims he's in the dark about the matter.

"I don't know anything. I have asked the Polokwane comrades to go and check there because I am only seeing this thing on Twitter. Maybe once I'm told what the story is about, I'll comment."

Limpopo police this morning confirmed the case was opened by the motorist after he was reportedly confronted by Malema and three other men.

The man was then allegedly assaulted by Malema and one other person, who were then arrested.

The police's Hangwani Mulaudzi says they are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

"We can confirm we are investigating a case of common assault against Julius Malema and one other person, the driver. The incident took place yesterday in Polokwane."

Malema was arrested late last year for allegedly driving at 215km/h in a 120km/h zone on the N1 Highway in the Vaal.