Former prime minister and VMRO-DPMNE’s leader, Nikola Gruevski, appeared today at the hearing regarding the case known to the public as “Slaps” that the Special Prosecutor’s Office has initialized on the 15th of September as a result of the violence outbreak in the municipality ofCentar as well as the requested slaps for the mayor Andrej Zernovski.

Apart from Grujovski, at the court also appeared the former minister for transport and communications Mile Janakievski, MP Daniel Rangelova, two advisors from the municipality of Centar and nine more persons that were accused of causing the riots at the municipality of Centar.

The prosecutor in this case is the special public prosecutor Fatime Fetai and the judge is the Criminal court’s acting president, Tatjana Mihajlova.