The defamation case against African National Congress member of parliament, Boy Mamabolo will be heard at the Polokwane High Court in Limpopo on Wednesday.

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema and his wife have instituted legal action against Mamabolo for alleging that Malema abuses his wife.

The case started during the State of the Nation Address when MP Boy Mamabolo stood in parliament and claimed that EFF leader, Julius Malema abuses his wife, Mantoa.

He said he was revealing this in line with a directive by President Cyril Ramaphosa to fight gender based violence. He allegedly repeated the allegations during an interview with a newspaper a day later. Mamabolo has since apologised to the Malemas, claiming that he was fed wrong information by friends who are jealous of the family.

Click below to watch Boy Mamabolo accusing Julius Malema of abusing his wife:

Malema profusely denied ever assaulting his wife and in return accused Ramaphosa of abusing his late wife, Nomazizi, “I have never raised my hand to my wife. I have challenged the President and asked those who have not beaten their wife in the last 25 years to raise your hand because I’ve heard that Ramaphosa had beaten his late wife Nomazizi.”

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Since then, President Ramaphosa has since apologised to Malema and his wife for Mamabolo’s comments and Malema also followed suit and expressed regret for his own comments towards Ramaphosa.

Read Malema’s apology below: