Julius Malema due in court for calling on people to occupy land

The EFF says Malema directly quoted a clause in the charter which talks about land.

EFF leader Julius Malema. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG – Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema will appear in the Newcastle Magistrates Court in KwaZulu-Natal tomorrow for calling on South Africans to occupy land.

The Hawks brought charges against Malema for contravening the Riotous Assemblies Act.

Malema made the remarks during the 61st Freedom Charter celebration event earlier this year.

The EFF says their leader directly quoted a clause in the charter which talks about land.

Spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says their members will be demonstrating outside the court in defence of the Freedom Charter.

“They have charged him arguing that was an incitement and he shouldn’t say such things. It can’t be as it were under the new law that one can’t celebrate the provisions of the Freedom Charter.”