Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has laid three criminal charges against the Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema at the Brooklyn Police Station, east of Pretoria.

Gordhan was accompanied by his wife and his lawyer Tebogo Malatjie who before entering the police station explained the three charges which include crimen injuria, defamation of character as well as inciting violence.

Malatjie says from Brooklyn Police Station they will be heading to the Equality Court to lay other charges.