The war of words between African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament Boy Mamabolo, and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema in Parliament has raised concerns over the use of Gender-based violence (GBV) to score political points.
On Tuesday, during the State of the Nation Address (SONA) debate, Mamabolo claimed that Malema had abused his wife. In response, Malema shocked Parliament when he claimed President Cyril Ramaphosa used to beat up his late wife.
Now, the fight between Malema and Mamabolo is heading to court. Malema and his wife, Mantoa Matlala, are each suing Mamabolo for R1 million.