The assault case against Julius Malema and Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has been delayed yet again as their legal teams are “not ready”.
Malema and Ndlozi stand trial on the alleged assault of a police colonel during Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s April 2018 funeral.
The case was postponed to June 23 and 24 in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court in Johannesburg.
Malema’s legal team indicated that he had not yet seen the footage of the incident.
The colonel filed a complaint with the police after the alleged assault. It apparently received no attention until the civil rights group AfriForum inquired about the investigation in January 2019.
AfriForum’s private prosecution unit approached the court with a mandamus application to compel the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to make a decision on the prosecution of Malema. The application was granted.
No comment on the case from #EFF leader, Julius Malema & party's Mbuyiseni Ndlozi after they briefly appeared in the Randburg Magistrates Court.— Graeme 'Rauby' Raubenheimer (@GraemeRauby) March 10, 2020
They're charged with the assault of a police colonel at Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's funeral.
Trial set for 23/24 June.@etvNewsSA pic.twitter.com/lKWITaZf4A