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Watch: Chaos in the courtroom – Malema and Ndlozi attempt to move the lawyer from his seat

There are always fireworks when Julius Malema is present – and having Mbuyiseni Ndlozi for company means we are never more than a spark of chaos in the courtroom. The fuse was lit Thursday after EFF management entered into a heated argument with a lawyer who threatened to turn physical.

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The police were able to intervene and resolve the situation before it got out of hand. But breathtaking footage from Randburg Magistrates’ Court shows both Malema and Ndlozi towering over a defender near the alley.

The couple accused the lawyer of blocking their exit from the courtroom. The verbal exchanges soured almost instantly, as Julius Malema yelled questions about the so-called “obstruction”. Still the relevant deputy, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi intervened, calling the lawyer a “ liar ” when he tried to explain:

Watch: Julius Malema and Mbuyiseni Ndlozi confront lawyer in court

And, for those who want a second angle on the drama:

Latest from the EFF assault test

This fiery confrontation may not be the best look for Malema or Ndlozi, given that they are both in court defending themselves against assault charges. Although no contact was established between the parties, how the two Red Berets registered their grievances became one of the main talking points of the day.

Earlier Thursday, Johannes Venter – the man who claims to have been assaulted by EFF representatives in 2018 – had his testimony analyzed by the defense. However, by the afternoon all eyes were back on the CIC and its commissioner.



Watch: Chaos in the courtroom – Malema and Ndlozi attempt to move the lawyer from his seat

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