Nhlanhla Lux Dlamini was detained on Thursday after Victor Ramerafe, 59, of Dobsonville in Soweto, filed a criminal complaint against him.
Last Sunday, members of Operation Dudula, led by Dlamini, allegedly ransacked Ramerafe’s home after the movement suspected it of being a drug den.
Last Monday, Ramerafe was escorted by EFF members to register the case, denying the charges.
Dlamini has been detained at the Johannesburg Central Police Station for three nights.
Khumalo stated that some of his colleagues went to the High Court on an urgent basis, but it was difficult because the police have a 48-hour grace period to keep him until his court appearance on Monday.
On Monday, Dlamini is scheduled to appear in the Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court.
Khumalo stated that initially, the charges brought were (for) charges for which one would be granted bail.
According to Khumalo, his client was charged with housebreaking, theft, and malicious damage to property, with the possibility of additional charges for intimidation.