Warrant officer Johann Carstens was slapped by EFF Member of Parliament Marshal Dlamini during an altercation after the state of the nation address on Thursday evening.
But the Democratic Alliance (DA)'s Phumzile van Damm says all MPs were directed not to exit the door in question but claims that Malema tried to push his way through.
JOHANNESBURG - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says that the altercation after the State of the Nation Address (Sona) was a distraction for people to carry out an attack on party leader Julius Malema.
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says it acted out against a police officer after the event because it believed there was an assassination attempt against its leader, Julius Malema.
Two plain clothes police officers have opened cases of assault against members of the EFF following an altercation after the State of the Nation Address (SONA) in Parliament on Thursday night.
CAPE TOWN - Several Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Members of Parliament could be facing charges for assaulting police officers after the State of the Nation Address on Thursday night.
Parliament - The red berets came out guns blazing after a police officer who was slapped by EFF MP Marshall Dlamini shortly after president Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address laid charges, saying the assault was in "self-defence" agains...
A female parliamentary protection and security services officer has accused Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema of assault, Eyewitness News (EWN) reported on Monday.
The EFF claims MP Marshall Dlamini's apparent slapping of a police officer after Thursday evening's State of the Nation Address (SONA) was in response to a right-wing threat against the life of their leader, Julius Malema.
PRETORIA – Eyewitness News understands that a female parliamentary protection and security services officer has accused Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema of assault.
In March last year, the same Floyd Shivambu was caught on camera roughing up Adrian de Kock, a press photographer on the parliamentary grounds.
A video sent to Eyewitness News shows EFF leader Julius Malema in an apparent altercation with an unidentified man, who appears to either be a policeman or security officer.
On Thursday night, Economic Freedom Fighters MP Marshall Dlamini slapped an unidentified man, said to be a police officer, following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s 2019 State of the Nation Address.
The EFF claims there were plans to assassinate their leader, Julius Malema, during the state of the nation address (Sona) in parliament on Thursday night.
Presiding officers Baleka Mbete, the National Assembly Speaker, and National Council of Provinces Chairperson Thandi Modise, said they "denounce in the strongest terms the alleged assault of a police officer stationed at parliament by a Member of ...