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[WATCH LIVE] EFF's Julius Malema challenges Riotous Assemblies Act

Malema argues that the apartheid era legislation is being used to persecute him and the law should not exist in the democratic dispensation.

EFF leader Julius Malema addressing the land occupation demonstration outside the Mangaung Regional Court on 6 April 2018. Picture: @EFFSouthAfrica/Twitter.

PRETORIA – EFF leader Julius Malema’s constitutional challenge of the Riotous Assemblies Act is being heard in the High Court in Pretoria today.

Malema has been previously criminally charged for allegedly inciting party members to occupy vacant land.

Malema argues that the apartheid era legislation is being used to persecute him and the law should not exist in the democratic dispensation.

The NPA is, however, opposing the application, saying that the legislation has already been sanitized of its apartheid-linked provisions.

WATCH: EFF's Julius Malema challenges Riotous Assemblies Act

Editor's note: We earlier erroneously reported that EFF leader Julius Malema would be appearing in court on a criminal matter. This is not the case. Mr Malema is, in fact, challenging the Riotous Assemblies Act.

We do apologise for the error.