He held De Kock by the neck and tried to grab his camera‚ and two unknown men joined him. A visibly shaken De Kock shouted: “Leave my stuff alone. Leave my stuff alone.”
Shivambu let go of De Kock when other journalists approached‚ and issued a statement afterwards apologising for the incident. De Kock laid criminal charges against Shivambu‚ which are still pending.
“You are notified that you are required as a witness at the a hearing of the joint committee on ethics and members’ interests in the matter between yourself and Hon Floyd Shivambu‚ MP of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF)‚” the letter from the committee reads.
“The purpose of the hearing is to establish the facts regarding allegations that you were physically assaulted‚ attacked and/or mishandled by Hon Floyd Shivambu‚ MP of the EFF‚ within the parliamentary precinct. The alleged incident took place on 20 March 2018.”
De Kock confirmed on Tuesday that he had received the letter.