Julius Malema was caught with a video recording that he lied about his involvement with a police officer’s altercation during a Mandela funeral.
The Red Brigade leader said he had a fight with the officer, and he and his party’s spokesman, one Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, did not contact the police officer.
Now the leader and his accomplice are in greater trouble because he lied because the video footage clearly shows how the two rebels physically attacked the police officer in April last year.
Malema told the media there was no truth in the allegation that the officer had been attacked, but was probably unaware that the incident was captured on video.
It is considered a very serious crime to physically oppose a police officer, and the suspicion exists that it could be another serious case in court.