Various reports of a scuffle allegedly involving EFF leader Julius Malema and members of the police’s VIP protection unit at Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s funeral have emerged.
Images are being circulated online showing the EFF’s Malema and Ndlozi surrounded by members of the army and police, allegedly after three EFF leaders were denied entry to the Fourways Memorial Park on Saturday where Madikizela-Mandela was laid to rest.
The police’s Mmathapelo Peters confirmed to EWN that a case of assault is being probed.
“Police are investigating a case of common assault that was opened on Saturday at Douglasdale police station. At this stage, all I can say is that the incident is alleged to have happened in the Douglasdale policing precinct. Further details further that have become now the subject of investigation.”