EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu has to wait on the least one other three weeks for the consequence of representations over whether he’ll mute be charged for the alleged assault of a photographer at Parliament, the Cape Metropolis Justice of the Peace’s Court docket heard on Wednesday.
Shivambu’s counsel, Ross McKernan, submitted that representations had been made to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) on February 4, and he understood three extra weeks had been required for the consequence.
The law allowed someone accused of a crime the chance to assemble representations on why they feel the case against them must no longer breeze ahead.
Shivambu confronted a price of traditional assault for allegedly assaulting photographer Adrian de Kock at Parliament’s precinct on March 20, 2018.
This became whereas the media became attempting ahead to phrase on Patricia de Lille’s disciplinary listening to by the DA, her political occasion on the time.
The court also heard that a CD containing video footage of the incident became corrupted and Shivambu’s genuine personnel became unable to originate it.
Shivambu arrived carrying a white shirt and unlit trousers, as a change of the red boiler suit the occasion became normally related to.
He did no longer assemble any comment and made a low-key entrance and exit, and not utilizing a mark of supporters.
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The case became postponed to March 26. The court heard that the investigation became total.
Shivambu apologised for the incident in person later that day, pronouncing he did no longer know De Kock became a journalist, Recordsdata24 reported previously.
He claimed he became shocked when De Kock took photos of him, pronouncing his behaviour became “tainted”.
De Kock licensed Shivambu’s apology but acknowledged afterwards he had already laid prices with the police. A separate investigation became being performed by Parliament.