The CCTV footage of the incident showing the alleged assault of Police Colonel Johannes Venter by EFF leader Julius Malema and MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has been played at the Randburg Magistrate’s Court.
Employed at the Presidential Protection Unit, Venter has told the court that both Ndlozi and Malema pushed him as he tried to explain that they can’t enter the cemetery using a vehicle, but only by foot:
— #TheLordOfTheMedia (@samkelemaseko) October 28, 2020
The incident happened in 2018 during the funeral of struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at the Fourways Memorial Park.
Venter is the first state witness in the trial.
In the video below, CCTV footage of the incident as seen in the court:
Here is the CCV footage of #malema and Ndlozi pushing Col Venter.
You will decide if it warrant them to be in court today. pic.twitter.com/prNzWi6KXB
— Chief Erican (@EricanSA) October 28, 2020
The case has drawn a lot of public interest with thousands of EFF members also picketing outside the court.
The revolution and its leadership must be convincingly defended against any form of organised victimisation which wants to cast doubt of the strategic demands of the people! #HandsOffCIC pic.twitter.com/C1gKC87mEd
— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) October 28, 2020
SABC News Reporter Abongile Dumako updates on the court proceedings: