Journo assault trial to begin
Polokwane - The assault trial of an ANC Youth League member accused of hitting a journalist on the head with a brick begins in the Polokwane Magistrate's court on Thursday.
Clifford Mohloana, 30, allegedly assaulted Limpopo-based freelance journalist Chester Makana during the African National Congress's provincial elective conference in December.
Makana had been investigating allegations that duplicate voting tags were being printed at a photocopying shop, shortly before delegates at the conference elected their top five leaders.
Makana alleged that two men stormed out of the shop, grabbed his camera and destroyed his memory card, then chased him. He went to a police station to open a case against his attackers.
Mohloana handed himself over to police on December 18 after learning that they were looking for him.