Maile denies whisky bottle assault

2013-07-22 13:11
Lebogang Maile (File, City Press)

Lebogang Maile (File, City Press)

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Johannesburg - Gauteng Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation MEC and ANC Youth League (ANCYL) provincial chairperson Lebogang Maile has denied hitting a Johannesburg businessman over the head with a bottle of whiskey.

The City Press reported on Sunday that in 2011 Maile allegedly hit Mzwakhe Mofokeng over the head with a bottle of 18-year-old Johnnie Walker Gold Label whiskey in dispute over a cigar at a party leaving the businessman with a cut on his neck.

However, Maile says that the allegations are an attempt to intimidate him to stop him from engaging in certain issues raised by the ANCYL last week, Eyewitness News reported.

“I’m not going to help the forces of darkness to assassinate my character based on unproven allegations.”

Mofokeng’s claim comes after a war of words between Maile and Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema.

Maile says Malema accused him of being a drunkard and a womaniser who depleted the ANC Youth League’s bank account.

Maile says he will also take the City Press to the Press Ombudsman because the journalist didn’t report the truth.

“He [City Press journalist Ngwako Malatji] distorted what I said and he went on to write about it in the newspaper. This is unethical reporting and it must therefore go to the Press Ombudsman.”

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