JULIUS MALEMA DENIES ASSAULTING POLICE OFFICER AT MADIKIZELA-MANDELA FUNERAL

JULIUS MALEMA DENIES ASSAULTING POLICE OFFICER AT MADIKIZELA-MANDELA FUNERAL

JOHANNESBURG – Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has denied claims that he assaulted a member of the VIP protection unit during Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s funeral on Saturday.

It’s reported that a scuffle broke out between three senior EFF leaders and a police officer after they were allegedly denied entry into the Fourways Memorial Park, with Malema reportedly saying “no white person can stop me.”

Malema is quoted as saying that he did not push anyone.

Images of Malema and Mbuyiseni Ndlozi surrounded by members of the army and police can be seen on social media.

It is alleged that Malema pushed a police officer after he was denied entry into the Fourways Memorial Park where Madikizela-Mandela was laid to rest.

The Sowetan Online reported that the EFF leader told the officer “no white man can stop me” during the altercation, before he was eventually granted entry.

Subsequent reports quote Malema as saying that he would not do that as he had protectors and full accreditation for the event.

The police have confirmed that a case of common assault was opened at the Douglasdale Police Station, but would not confirm the names of the accused or the complainant.

WATCH: Mama Winnie’s final journey home

Masechaba Sefularo | EWN

Facebook Comments

About author

Nigerians in South Africa
Nigerians in South Africa 11432 posts

We are about democracy, human rights, public opinion, political behavior, civil rights and policy aimed at improving the human condition, with a focus on African countries.

You might also like

Violent confrontations outside kidnap case of missing Cape Town twin

The bail application of kidnap co-accused Karabo Tau took a violent turn outside the Bellville Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.People for and against the 18-year-old matric pupil attacked each other by throwing bottles and stones and cracking sjamboks at each other in the street.A woman also ran up and down with a hammer, as imphepho (South…

‘We work full time but still can’t afford food’

Image caption “We basically ended up living in our car” Corin Kealoha and Shaun Karagory both work full time – but cannot afford food without the help of a food bank. “We can’t even live off our wages,” says Corin, 46, who works as a hotel receptionist. “…

Chris Cuomo: Coronavirus scares me as a parent

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds.

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!

Leave a Reply