EFF MP's SONA slap assault case headed for trial


- news24.com | 6 months ago

EFF MP Marshall Dlamini's case of alleged assault after February's State of the Nation Address (SONA) will likely head to the High Court for trial after he opted to not make representations to the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Cape Town Magistrate's Court heard on Wednesday.

Dlamini allegedly slapped a police officer in civilian clothing as MPs were leaving the National Assembly building on February 7, after President Cyril Ramaphosa had delivered his SONA speech. The incident was recorded and Dlamini faces a charge of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The case was postponed at his last appearance on April 16 so that further particulars could be gathered for his counsel, and for possible representations to the DPP.

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