Rights group AfriForum will on Wednesday ask the High Court in Pretoria to jail EFF leader Julius Malema for six months and fine the EFF R500,000 for ignoring a court order interdicting them from inciting illegal land invasions.

AfriForum’s CEO Kallie Kriel said they intended to go ahead with their application for contempt of court as they had in February obtained a final interdict against Malema and the EFF to stop them from encouraging people to invade land illegally, which was simply ignored.

Kriel said the EFF paid R126,703.59 into the organisation’s bank account to satisfy a costs order for the amount against which they had no defence.

The court has granted three costs orders totalling R330,000 against the EFF and Malema in three hearings involving the interdict since March last year.