The case against Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema, related to comments he made about land grabs, resumes today.
The EFF leader faces two counts of contravening section 18 (2) (b) of the Riotous Assemblies Act.
He is reported to have incited followers to grab whatever vacant land they found during the party’s elective conference on December 16, 2014, hence encouraging his followers to break the law.
He was charged a second time for a similar offence, making the same call at a gathering in in Majuba TVET College Stadium Madadeni,Newcastle on June 26, 2016.
Malema is also reported to have made a similar call at a gathering at the University of the Free State, for which AfriForum is believed to have laid charges against him.
EFF deputy leader, Floyd Shivambu, however, dismissed the claims as “apartheid-era tactics”, comparing the ruling African National Congress to the then-ruling party, the National Party.
Julious Malema is accompanied by the EFF deputy leader ,Floyd Shivambu, EFF spokesperson Dr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi and other EFF Mp’s in the North Gauteng High Court today.