Lobby group AfriForum has laid criminal charges against Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema.

AfriForum Head of Community Safety, Ian Cameron says the civil group reported Malema to the police following a video that went viral on social media showing the EFF leader discharging what looks like a rifle in public during the party’s 5th anniversary in Eastern Cape over the weekend.

Cameron says Malema’s actions as captured on the video clip show that he had violated the gun control laws.

Cameron says they have also added the EFF Chief of Security who handed Malema the gun to their charge sheet.

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