Economic Freedom Fighter EFF Julius Malema is apparently in trouble for contravening the Riotous Assemblies Act, over land grab comment.
Consequently, a North Gauteng High Court will hear the case against Julius Malema and his calls for land grabs on Wednesday, following numerous postponement and delays since proceedings began in 2016.
It caps a tumultuous few months for the EFF’s legal team, who have been forced to pay hundreds of thousands of rand to their nemeses at AfriForum. Another unfavourable ruling this week could have the same financial effect, and even impact the way the party operates.
He is accused of contravening the riotous Assemblies Act of 1956, which strictly forbids the incitement to “steal” land. However, Malema has argued that this apartheid-era law should be declared invalid, as it was a tool of oppression used by the racist government.
The CIC has gained most of his international notoriety by advocating land grabs, and has called on citizens to occupy land that doesn’t belong to them several times over the years. We’re taking a quick glance at what he’s said, and how much trouble it’s landed him in:
In his capacity as the ANC Youth League leader, he made a controversial visit to Zimbabwe and released a statement insisting that South Africa follows Mugabe’s example on land reform., no thanks. Malema went on to face disciplinary charges from his party after breaking from official ANC policy.
One year after registering the red berets as a political party, Malema made it very clear that nothing had changed in his mind about land grabs. tHE cic called on supporters to begin occupying land “in order to provide food and work”:
Two years later, malema was still very much advocating the seizure of land by black citizens. He expressed that those without property had every right to grab what they wanted. However, this did not fly with the NPA, who charged Malema for contravening the Riotous Assemblies Act after he made these comments: