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Malema and Ndlozi due in court over assault charges

The two were expected to appear in the Randburg Magistrates Court to answer to allegations that they assaulted a police colonel at struggle icon Winnie-Madikizela-Mandela's funeral in 2018.

FILE: Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema and EFF MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi talk to the media after appearing at the Randburg Magistrates Court on 14 September 2020. Picture: @EFFSouthAfrica/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG – The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said the State was ready to proceed with the common assault trial of Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema and MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi on Tuesday morning.

The two were expected to appear in the Randburg Magistrates Court to answer to allegations that they assaulted a police colonel at struggle icon Winnie-Madikizela-Mandela's funeral in 2018.

Malema and Ndlozi said they were fighting to enter Fourways Memorial Park when the officer stopped them.

Malema strongly denies the claims and that he pushed the VIP protection unit officer.

Meanwhile, EFF members gathered outside the Randburg Magistrates Court on Tuesday morning ahead of Malema and Ndlozi’s appearance.

Some travelled to the court in a bus while others used minibus taxis and private cars.

Malema arrived in court with his executive and was in courtroom 13 waiting for proceedings to begin.

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