Julius Malema, the leader of Economic Freedom fighters might be in serious trouble for comments he made a long time ago. The outspoken EFF leader is well known for his oratory skills. He started his own party back in 2013 when he was axed from the ANC.
Malema’s call for people to occupy and invade land will see him appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
The EFF leader is alleged to have contravened the Riotous Assemblies Act.
Mbuyiseni Ndlozi‚ EFF spokesman confirmed the court appearance.
Ndlozi said the party’s commander-in-chief had been charged “for saying our people must occupy land wherever they choose as per the Freedom Charter”.
In 2014, Malema told the EFF’s elective conference in Bloemfontein to occupy the unoccupied land because we need the land.
He said for us to eat‚ we must have the land. For us to work‚ we must have the land… I come from Seshego. If there is unoccupied land‚ we will go and occupy the land with my branch. You must go and do the same in the branch where you come from.
Also, he made a similar call to supporters in Newcastle in KwaZulu-Natal.
Malema indicated earlier that he would challenge the constitutionality of the apartheid-era Riotous Assemblies Act.
If Malema goes down, his party is likely to be in some serious trouble.