Malema refutes claims he assaulted police officer during Madikizela-Mandela funeral

Commander In Chief of the EFF, Julius Malema runs to confront a police officer who stopped his vehicle from entering the Fourwayds Memorial Park where Winnie Madikizela Mandela was being buried. Image Credits: Masi Losi

EFF leader Julius Malema has denied claims that he assaulted a VIP protection police officer at Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s funeral despite reports stating otherwise.

It was reported that a scuffle broke out between three senior EFF leaders and a police officer after they were allegedly denied entry into the Fourways Memorial Park, with Malema reportedly saying “no white person can stop me.”

Malema is quoted as saying that he did not push anyone.

It is alleged that Malema pushed a police officer after he was denied entry into the Fourways Memorial Park where Madikizela-Mandela was laid to rest.

The Sowetan Online reported that the EFF leader told the officer “no white man can stop me” during the altercation, before he was eventually granted entry.

The police have confirmed that a case of common assault was opened at the Douglasdale Police Station, but would not confirm the names of the accused or the complainant.

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