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Buthane slams case as political attack to defocus ANC

todayMay 28, 2024 32

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Former Limpopo EFF chairperson, Jossey Buthane, denies firing the shot that injured a nine-year-old child during electioneering in Juju Valley near Polokwane.

A 25-year-old man was also injured in the skirmish.

Buthane, who has now returned to the ANC, handed himself over to the authorities on Friday after he was accused of having shot into the crowd during clashes between EFF and ANC members, almost two weeks ago.

He is currently out on R5 000 bail and faces attempted murder and the possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition charges.

The Seshego Magistrate Court postponed the case to July 2 for further investigations.

Buthane believes the case is a political attack that’s instigated by his former party.

He says they are trying to defocus the governing ANC ahead of tomorrow’s crucial vote, which many South Africans believe offers a chance at renewal.

Buthane has expressed confidence that the case will be dismissed because there is no proof that he has ever owned a firearm.

He describes his legal woes as proof of the EFF’s “continued arrogance” towards ensuring that the party’s stronghold, Juju Valley, is a no-go area for other political parties.

He says it is unfortunate that he is the one who is taking the fall for the ANC’s political campaign and hopes that his loyalty will be acknowledged after the elections.

Buthane has cautioned his political enemies against being quick to write him off the political scene, saying he will emerge victorious in the courts. Written by YNews Limpopo Correspondent, Bukuta Nkuna

Written by: Lindiwe Mabena

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