Malema, Snyman trial resumes in East London Magistrates’ Court

Julius Malema, the head of South Africa's Economic Freedom Fighters party (EFF), gestures during an interview.
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The legal proceedings against Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), and his co-accused Andriaan Snyman, are set to recommence today in the East London Magistrates’ Court.

Malema stands accused of discharging a firearm in public during the EFF’s 5th-anniversary celebration, which took place at the Sisa Dukashe Stadium in 2018. Snyman, during that time, served as Malema’s bodyguard.

The previous state witness in this case, Nkosikho Mzuku, a former police spokesperson stationed at the Mdantsane Cluster, faced criticism for his reliability as a witness. Allegations surfaced that he deviated from the line of questioning presented by Malema’s legal representative.

Julius Malema, a prominent political figure in South Africa, finds himself at the centre of this legal battle, with the outcome poised to have broader implications beyond the courtroom.

Malema, bodyguard back in court for firearm- related case