The sound of singing voices filled the air, as scores of Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) supporters gathered outside Newcastle Magistrate’s Court this morning, February 25.
Alongside his legal team, the EFF chief in command, Julius Malema made a brief appearance in court today.
Malema is facing charges of violence, which contravenes the Riotous Assemblies Act of 1956, as well as further charges regarding land expropriation. This follows a statement he made while in Madadeni in 2016. During his visit, he said white people do not have ownership of South Africa’s land.
While his case is postponed until July 8, this morning’s support reflects that EFF supporters will not leave Malema in the dark.
EFF KwaZulu-Natal chairman, Vusi Khoza explains that by supporting Malema, the EFF is showing they support the cause he is fighting for, which is expropriation of land without any compensation.
Malema’s legal team is apparently challenging the charges, as Malema claims he was paraphrasing the Freedom Charter, which says the land will be shared among those who work it.
As the court case against Julius Malema is three years in the making, only time will tell if Julius Malema wins the case or not.