EFF leader Julius Malema and EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi appeared in Randburg Magistrate’s Court today.
Malema and Ndlozi are being prosecuted for allegedly assaulting a colonel in the SAPS following continued pressure from AfriForum.
In April last year, Malema and Ndlozi allegedly assaulted a senior police officer in uniform during an incident captured on CCTV cameras.
The senior police officer filed a complaint with the police, but it did not receive police attention until AfriForum’s private prosecution unit inquired about the investigation in January.
The case against Malema and Ndlozi will be delayed until March 10 2020 for consultations and representations between their lawyers and the NPA.
Malema continued attacking the process and said: “A white man telling you that you can’t bury your own mother (Winnie Mandela), it can’t happen.”
Malema and Ndlozi both allegedly assaulted the colonel when he stopped their vehicle from driving through a police cordon and entered the cemetery.
The colonel argues there was no prior arrangement to allow the particular vehicle.
Malema said earlier that the colonel had tried to stop him from reaching the grave.
“He was a big white Afrikaner man who tried to stop me from burying Winnie Mandela.
“I had to be next to the coffin and no white man would stop me from burying her.
“If I have to go to jail for that, let it be so, but no white man would stop me. Not that day and not any other day. ”