Floyd Shivambu could soon hear from NPA about his assault charge

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EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu has to wait at least another three weeks for the outcome of representations over whether he will still be charged for the alleged assault of a photographer at Parliament, the Cape Town Magistrate's Court heard on Wednesday.

Shivambu's counsel, Ross McKernan, submitted that representations were made to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) on February 4, and he understood three more weeks were required for the outcome. The law allowed someone accused of a crime the opportunity to make representations on why they feel the case against them should not go ahead.

Shivambu faced a charge of common assault for allegedly assaulting photographer Adrian de Kock at Parliament's precinct on March 20, 2018.

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