- Julius Malema says the police are trying to frame him and insists he did not shoot off live ammunition as he is accused of
- According to Malema, there is a white policeman in East London who walked around with a cartridge and is using that to frame him
- Malema says he would not endanger his people and the gunshot sounds were fireworks, nothing more
During the EFF's birthday celebrations Juju caused quite a stir when he was filmed discharging what seemed to be a rifle. The video went viral and South Africans were left wondering why the EFF leader would act so irresponsibly.
However, The South African reports that Juju says he is being framed by police, he did nothing wrong and he would never endanger his people like that.
According to Juju, there is a white policeman walking around with a cartridge and this policeman said to forensics they should create a crime scene to frame him.
Juju claims the act that got South African tongues wagging was nothing more than a creative (and extremely well-planned) simulation.
The EFF leader has been explaining away everything seen in the video - the noise, the flash, the recoil and even the cartridge ejection. He added that the simulated gunshots were timed to fireworks going off.
According to an earlier report by Briefly.co.za, Johan Lourens, firearm trainer and expert, stated that it is clear from the video that the firearm wasn't fitted with a muzzle stopper as would be the case when firing blanks.
National police spokesperson Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo confirmed that there is a case being investigated but refused to give any details.
There was also a big commotion surrounding this event when BLF leader, Andile Mngxitama, as well as AfriForum, decided to go after the man who handed Juju the gun - Adriaan Steyn.
Briefly.co.za reported Mngxitama claims the white man who served as one of Malema’s bodyguards was involved in an elaborate plot to get Malema to kill black people on his behalf.
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