NPA approves prosecution of Malema, Ndlozi for alleged common assault

Image credit: Twitter/Economic Freedom Fighters South Africa + Mbuyiseni Ndlozi

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has authorised the prosecution of Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leaders Julius Malema and Mbuyiseni Ndlozi for alleged common assault.

According to EWN, the two leaders allegedly committed the offence against a police officer during the funeral of anti-apartheid leader Winnie Mandela in April 2018.

The incident, which was caught on surveillance footage, reportedly occurred at the entrance of Fourways Memorial Park.

A scuffle apparently broke out when the two were temporarily denied entry into the park.

Malema subsequently denied “pushing” anyone because he had protectors and was fully accredited to gain entry.

Douglasdale police station

However, it now appears that the NPA has a different view of the matter.

According to the authorisation, the case docket has been handed over to a certain Col Nama at the Douglasdale police station in Johannesburg.

It is signed by R S du Toit, Gauteng’s Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions.

Malema, Ndlozi and EFF have not yet reacted to the authorisation.

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