Malema bouncers 'attack' Zim journos

2012-10-15 12:03
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Cape Town – Julius Malema’s bodyguards allegedly attacked two Zimbabwean journalists over the weekend as they tried to interview him about money-laundering charges he faces in South Africa and his links to Zanu-PF, a report said on Monday.

The expelled ANC Youth League president and his spokesperson, Floyd Shivambu, were in Zimbabwe for a high-profile Zanu-PF wedding and to meet Zanu-PF party officials.

According to the TimesLive, Malema's three bouncers allegedly manhandled Daily News photographer Bethule Nkiwane and threatened to "break" him for taking pictures of Malema. Reporter Tendai Kamhungira was apparently also caught up in the melee.

The newspaper's editor Stanley Gama told reporters that Malema had agreed to the interview but, after introductions had been made in the presence of Zanu-PF officials, the bouncers became aggressive.

"He appeared interested in talking to my colleagues. But after that his goons pushed him aside and told our reporters to go to hell."

Malema left the venue in a convoy of three Range Rovers led by the brother of Zimbabwe's minister of youth development.

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