Julius Malema has once again found himself in the spotlight again -- for all the wrong reasons -- after AfriForum today released a video to the media of the Economic Freedom Fighter in a scuffle at a fast food outlet.
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The incident took place in Tzaneen, Limpopo on 6 August 2014.
The video shows a women standing at the till of a fast food outlet appearing to be waiting to place an order. An unidentified man taps her on the shoulder and talks to her to whom she responds by shaking her head and pointing towards the exit.
The man later walks away and the woman places her order and pays. The video is then fast forwarded to her beckoning at someone outside the restaurant. She then exits and Cassie Moller enters the establishment, followed by the same woman, identified as his wife. Moller then talks to the other patrons, pointing at his watch and then turns and faces the counter, talking while pointing. It is not clear who he is addressing.
'The incident sketches a clear image of Malema as a bully who regards himself above the law and his fellow citizens'
Malema then enters the establishment and taps Moller on the shoulder, while talking and grabbing him by the arm. He then waves his finger in Moller's face, pushing him in the chest and seemingly shouting at him. However there is no audio on the CCTV footage. Moller has submitted an affidavit to the police, stating that Malema swore at him and called him a “boer”. According to AfriForum, Moller also alleges Malema yelled: “I will f**k you up!”
AfriForum Ernst Roets, deputy CEO says the organisation took the decision to assist Moller after he approached the civil rights organisation. “The incident sketches a clear image of Malema as a bully who regards himself above the law and his fellow citizens. We cannot allow public representatives to act like criminals without facing the consequences.”
Provincial Coordinator for AfriForum in Limpopo, Morné Mostert assisted Moller this morning to submit the charges at the Tzaneen Police Station.
Approached for comment, EFF national spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said: "I saw that video, do you think that there is something to talk about in that video?" He promised to phone back.
Read Moller's affidavit.