Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema is expected to appear in the East London Magistrate’s Court on Monday on five counts of discharging a firearm in a public space.

Malema had allegedly discharged a rifle during the EFF’s fifth-anniversary celebrations at the Sisa Dukashe stadium in Mdantsane in 2018.

Below SABC News reports on Malema describing the charges against him as a mockery of the system

The case was postponed to allow for the State to hand over copies of the dockets to the defence.

In the video below Malema’s case gets postponed to February this year. 

The five counts Malema is charged with include unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, discharge of a firearm in a built-up area, failure to take reasonable precaution to persons or property, and reckless endangerment to person or property.

The case was postponed for the state to provide the defence with the docket contents and video footage taken on the day.

In the video below Malema appears at the East London regional court to face charges of discharging a weapon in public.