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EFF member arrested following Ngizwe Mchunu attack

EFF KZN spokesperson, Mazwi Blose has been arrested for his alleged involvement in the attack on Ngizwe Mchunu.

14-02-24 19:58
Ngizwe Mchunu EFF
Ngizwe Mchunu. Image via Instagram @ngizweonline

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) spokesperson in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), Mazwi Blose was arrested on Tuesday in connection his alleged involvement in the attack on Ngizwe Mchunu last month.

The former Ukhozi FM presenter opened a case of assault against the three men who interrupted his press briefing in Durban on 23 January.

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In a one-minute video that circulated on social media, three men barge into a hotel on K. E Masinga Road while the self-proclaimed “president of the Amabhinca Nation” is seated in front of an audience. Upon walking in, the group, who initially do not utter a word, starts vandalising the chairs and tables in front of Mchunu, who remains composed.

Amid the chaos, the former Roots presenter eventually stands up and slaps one of the men. One of the attackers who is holding a stick tries to retaliate, but Mchunu runs off.

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The incident followed Mchunu’s utterances about EFF leader Julius Malema in December last year.

During one of his press conferences, Mchunu “barred” Malema from launching the EFF’s manifesto in KZN. The event took place this past weekend, on 10 February, at Moses Mabhida Stadium.

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Following the media personity’s remarks last year, Malema hit back during the political party’s press conference in Durban on 5 January.

“They told me he is an artist or something. I don’t care what he thinks of me. He is the smallest boy ever. But even if I see him tomorrow, I will embrace him like any other African kid. I have no problem with him whatsoever.”

This was weeks after Mchunu lost his car sponsorship with JAC Motors following complaints by the EFF over what they referred to as “tribalist” comments.

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According to KZN South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson, Colonel Robert Netshiunda, Blose was released on a warning.

“Police have arrested 37-year-old Mazwikayise Brian Blose in connection with cases of malicious damage to property and theft which he allegedly committed on 23 January 2024.

“The suspect is alleged to have damaged cameras, chairs and a table and also took a cellphone during an incident which happened at a hotel on K. E Masinga Road in Durban. He made a brief appearance in the Durban Magistrates Court yesterday and was released on a warning and will appear again in court at a later date,” ZiMoja quoted him as saying.