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.
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.
The case has drawn a lot of public interest with thousands of EFF members also picketing outside the court.