AfriForum CEO Kallie Kriel has accused Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema of being a liar after he denied assaulting a police officer at Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s funeral last year.

Malema told the media after his appearance at the Randburg Magistrate’s Court, alongside the party’s Spokesperson, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, that he never assaulted the police officer – but admits that there was an altercation at the graveside during the funeral.

AfriForum’s Kriel says CCTV footage has evidence of what really happened on the day the incident took place.

“Mr Malema is not known for being a truthful person. The fact is he denied firing a firearm unlawfully, next week in East London he’s appearing in court for that case. He’s lying about this, he’s lying about the VBS looting and his involvement about the of point corruption, so we are not surprised that he’s denying this,” said Kriel.

The case of common assault against Malema and the party’s National Spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has been postponed to March 10, 2020, for trial.