Malema land invasion incitement matter postponed to 27 July

The case relates to the red beret leader's repeated instructions to party members to occupy vacant land wherever it’s found.

FILE: Julius Malema addressing supporters at the EFF Human Rights Day rally in Mpumalanga. Picture: @EFFSouthAfrica/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG – The land grab case against Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has been postponed to the end of July pending an application to challenge the constitutionality of the act that was used to charge him.

Malema was expected to answer to an alleged contravention of the Riotous Assemblies Act for inciting his supporters to invade land.

But his application to challenge this is still to be heard in the Pretoria High Court prompting a postponement of Friday's proceedings.

Outside the Bloemfontein court Malema explained to dozens of demonstrators why the issue of land is imperative.

“The right thing is that the land must be returned in the hands of our people because at the core of our struggle, it is the demand for land.”

Malema also says there's no need for whites to be scared.

“Nowhere in the manifesto of the EFF, nowhere in the Constitution of the EFF, nowhere in the utterances of the EFF, there’s no narrative in the EFF that says white minority should be driven to the sea.”