EFF's Floyd Shivambu in court next week over alleged attack on journalist

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EFF deputy leader Floyd Shivambu is expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court next week for allegedly attacking a journalist in the Parliamentary precinct last year.

Shivambu's court date was set down for December 5 after being charged with common assault, said regional National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila. Shivambu was caught on video with his hands allegedly around Netwerk24 journalist Adrian de Kock's neck on March 20 last year - the day that former Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille was due to appear before her party for the start of her disciplinary hearing.

De Kock had approached Shivambu, who was walking past the venue, for a comment on the De Lille matter when the scuffle broke out.

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