Malema due in court over land grab remarks

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Economic Freedom Fighter leader, Julius Malema, is due back in the Newcastle Magistrate’s court on Monday, on a charge of contravening the Riotous Assemblies Act, by allegedly inciting his supporters to invade land.

In June 2016‚ Malema told a gathering in the northern KwaZulu-Natal town that white people could not claim ownership of land because it belonged to the country’s black majority.

He is facing a similar charge in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court after he told EFF members at the party’s 2014 elective conference in Bloemfontein that they should occupy land.

On his last court date at Newcastle in March, Malema was not present but was represented by his legal team and the case was postponed.

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