Malema court case postponed to July

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema addresses Cullinan residents during his party's election campaign visit on July 28, 2016 in Tshwane. Malema promised the voters land and title deeds. Picture: Gallo Images

The EFF leader has been charged after telling people to occupy vacant land wherever their fancy takes them.

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema’s court case was on Friday postponed for about five months. The EFF leader appeared at the Newcastle Magistrates’ Court charged under the 1956 Riotous Assemblies Act by the NPA for “inciting” his supporters to occupy land nationwide at an EFF conference in Bloemfontein in 2014.

“We are going to occupy the unoccupied land because we need the land. For us to eat‚ we must have the land. For us to work‚ we must have the land. I come from Seshego. If there is unoccupied land‚ we will go and occupy the land with my branch. You must go and do the same in the branch where you come from,” he reportedly told the gathering.

However, Malema is adamant that the apartheid-era law is constitutionally invalid.

After his appearance, the party again confirmed its commitment to its call that people have the right to occupy land wherever they choose.

“They can charge all of us,” the EFF said.

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