EFF's Floyd Shivambu facing Parly ethics committee over journo assault
EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu was caught on camera roughing up Netwerk24 photographer Adrian de Kock at the parliamentary precinct in March this year.
Shivambu was caught on camera roughing up _Netwerk24 _photographer Adrian de Kock at the parliamentary precinct in March this year.
He later apologised but De Kock laid assault charges against him.
Shivambu was captured on camera with his hand on the throat of De Kock while another man also has his hands on him and his camera. A third man is standing by.
After the incident, De Kock said he went over to Shivambu to get a comment from him about the disciplinary hearing of former Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille which was taking place in the nearby Marks Building at the time, when Shivambu attacked him.
WATCH: @Netwerk24 Multimedia journalist @adrian_DK attacked by @EFFSouthAfrica Deputy President @FloydShivambu while trying to take a picture and asking for comment at Parliament in the presence of @IOL @TheCapeArgus @eNCA @TimesLIVE @SABCNewsOnline @News24 @ewnupdates pic.twitter.com/8a1Us8RnAt— JasonFelix (@JasonFelix) March 20, 2018
According to committee rules, De Kock's not allowed to have a lawyer present at the closed-door meeting.
A request by Parliamentary Press Gallery Association to attend the meeting has also been refused by the co-chairpersons of the committee.
(Edited by Thapelo Lekabe)