Cape Town Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday acquitted EFF Deputy President Floyd Shivambu of the joint assault charge after he successfully petitioned that the court would not prosecute him after state proceedings were completed.
< p>Magistrate Lindiwe Gura dismissed the testimonies of the applicant and the witnesses as contradictory.
She added that one of the witnesses even tailored his testimony to the state’s case.
Shivambu was charged with mutual assault after an incident in the Parliamentary District on March 20, 2018.
Media24 photographer Adrian de Kock told the court that he took pictures of Shivambu after he got out of a black SUV was.
De Kock claimed that Shivambu told him he did not have permission to take his pictures and demanded that he delete them.
De Kock refused. He claimed that Shivambu and two unidentified men attacked him.
After a lengthy trial, the defense requested parole and the court granted her.
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