EFF leader Julius Malema’s application to have firearm discharge case struck off the roll denied

EFF leader Julius Malema’s application to have firearm discharge case struck off the roll denied

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema’s application to have his firearm discharge case struck off the roll has been denied.

Malema appeared at the East London Magistrates Court in Eastern Cape on Thursday, 19 October. The case relates to a video that went viral on social media in 2018 showing Malema allegedly discharging a rifle at an EFF rally in East London.

Malema faces charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and three counts of contravening the Firearms Control Act.

Magistrate Twanett Olivier barred the media when delivering her judgement on Thursday. The matter will be back in court in July 2024.

After the ruling, Malema addressed EFF supporters outside the court and lashed out at Olivier, saying she is incompetent and her decisions are politically influenced.

EFF leader Julius Malema’s application to have firearm discharge case struck off the roll denied

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema’s application to have his firearm discharge case struck off the roll has been denied.

Malema to face firearm discharge charges in court in July 2024

Malema will face firearm discharge charges in court in July 2024.

Malema lashes out at magistrate after firearm discharge case stands

After the ruling, Malema addressed EFF supporters outside the court and lashed out at Magistrate Twanett Olivier, saying she is incompetent and her decisions are politically influenced.

Conclusion

It remains to be seen whether Malema will be successful in his appeal against the magistrate’s ruling. However, the case has highlighted the ongoing political tensions in South Africa.

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