The Malema and Ndlozi assault case commenced at the Randburg Magistrate’s Court today, where it was revealed that the original video footage of the incident has been deleted.
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) took to Twitter on Tuesday, 9 March 2021, to publish live tweets from the court proceedings of Julius Malema and Mbuyiseni Ndlozi’s assault case. The two returned to the Randburg Magistrate’s Court for the first time this year, following their last appearance towards the tail end of last year.
The two EFF members are being represented by defence lawyer, Advocate Laurence Hodes. Based on the live tweets shared of the first half of the day’s proceedings, it is believed that Malema and Ndlozi stand a chance of walking away free.
During the proceedings, Hodes exposed the matter of the missing case docket, with the video being the only supposed evidence of assault. Moreover, Hodes was able to establish that there is currently more than one video of the incident that took place outside the burial place of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Additionally, it was also revealed that it was not the original video that was lodged, but a copy.
See the post below.
KLINGBELL: I destroyed it from the flash drive. I still have a soft copy on my computer at home.
HODES: How many soft copies or other versions have you got of this incident?
— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) March 9, 2021