Zikalala opens legal case in opposition to ex-Ukhozi FM presenter for assault

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has opened a legal case on the Durban Central Police Station in opposition to former Ukhozi FM presenter Ngizwe Mchunu for assault and crimen injuria.

This comes after an incident that befell in the course of the Ingoma kazwelonke competitors held at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday.

According to the KwaZulu-Natal provincial authorities, there was a sequence of current episodes throughout which Mchunu hurled verbal abuse and invectives at Zikalala with out justification or provocation.

“In continuation of this widely publicised mode of attack on the Premier, yesterday Mr Mchunu escalated this when he came over to the exclusive area where the Premier was seated, and started hurling insults at the Premier. As a result, people nearby had to intervene. With the aid of security personnel, the Premier had to leave the event.”

The KZN authorities stated as a public servant and personal particular person, Zikalala reserves all rights relevant to him when it comes to the Constitution.

“In this regard, the Premier stands ready and is duty-bound to exhaust all legal avenues to protect himself and the dignity of the office he occupies from unscrupulous and unwarranted attacks by individuals such as Mr Mchunu.”

Meanwhile, the Democratic Alliance (DA) has criticised Zikalala and Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane for skipping a legislature sitting to attend a prayer service for former President Jacob Zuma at his dwelling in Nkandla.

The DA named different KZN-based ANC politicians who allegedly attended the solidarity prayer, together with provincial Legislature Chief Whip Super Zuma, former KZN Social Development MEC Weziwe Thusi and ANC MPL Vusi Dube.

“The fact that the Premier and his Health MEC, as cabinet members, chose to attend an event in support of keeping the disgraced former president out of jail is damning proof that ANC party politics come before their duties to the people of KZN,” stated the DA’s Francois Rodgers.

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