- AfriForum wants the NPA to explain why it has not re-enrolled a criminal case against Julius Malema after 30 months
- The lobby group said if the NPA fails to do so, AfriForum will prosecute the EFF leader
- Meanwhile, the EFF said it believes Malema is being targeted for his stance on land expropriation
Gerrie Nel, lobby group AfriForum's private prosecutor, questioned why the National Prosecuting Authority failed to re-enroll a criminal case against Julius Malema after 30 months.
On Thursday, Nel announced AfroForum intends on privately prosecuting the EFF leader on fraud and corruption charges.
Briefly.co.za learned that Malema's company, On Point Engineering, stands accused of R40 million fraud and money laundering. However, the case was struck off the roll in August 2015. At the time, Malema's co-accused claimed he was ill, which is why it was struck off the court's roll.
In a media briefing on Thursday, Nel told reporters Malema's co-accused appears to be healthy.
Nel said a senior prosecutor in the NPA, someone from the special commercial crimes unit, was allocated the matter. According to a report by Eyewitness News, Nel said the prosecutor indicated the matter was court-ready and that the State was ready to proceed.
Meanwhile, the EFF said it believes Malema is being targeted. The party said Malema is in the spotlight ue to the EFF's push for land expropriation without compensation.
But, Malema didn't take lightly to AfriForum's threat. In a scathing tweet, Malema said he's not afraid of AfriForum.
Malema and two co-accused stand accused of illegally securing a tender. The trio also allegedly accepted bribes to award subcontracts.
The case was heard in the Limpopo High Court.
Malema tweeted: "Bring it on bloody racists, you don't scare me at all. I’m born ready! No white man will decide my destiny, the poor masses of our people will..."
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