EFF’s Shivambu to appear in court for assault

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Economic Freedom Front(EFF) deputy president, Floyd Shivambu is expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Thursday for common assault.

Shivambu is accused of attacking a journalist in the Parliamentary precinct in March last year.

Shivambu was caught on video with his hands allegedly around Netwerk24 journalist Adrian de Kock’s throat.

The case was postponed to March 26.

Shivambu apologised and De Kock accepted his apology but said he had already laid charges with the police.

In the video below, SABC Reporter Abra Barbier was in court during Shivambu’s last appearance:

Shivambu is one of several EFF leaders facing assault charges following attacks on various individuals.

These include party leader Julius Malema, Secretary General Marshall Dlamini and spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi.

Shivambu is also awaiting censure of Parliament’s ethics committee related to the alleged attack on De Kock.

 

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