"Stop lying": Malema denies paying AfriForum R100 000 for legal costs

"Stop lying": Malema denies paying AfriForum R100 000 for legal costs

- Julius Malema has denied reports that he paid AfriForum R100 000 to cover its legal costs

- The cost orders resulted from a case brought by AfriForum against the EFF

- The payment was allegedly the second of five payments totaling R550 000

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The EFF's Julius Malema has rejected AfriForum's claim that he paid them R100 000 last week toward their legal costs. 

The costs came from a case that AfriForum had brought against the EFF, where the lobby group obtained an interdict against the party to stop them from inciting unlawful land grabs, Briefly.co.za learned.

A judge granted the costs against Malema and the EFF after several instances where the EFF failed to submit heads of argument on time, and another incident where the EFF's representatives allegedly failed to appear at court.

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Further costs were also leveled at Malema and the EFF after the party allegedly violated a preexisting interdict by continuing to encourage unlawful occupation of land. 

The total cost orders amounted to roughly R550 000, according to AfriForum.

There have been reports, confirmed by AfriForum, that the EFF has made two payments to the lobby group totaling R235 000, with R315 000 still to be paid.

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AfriForum leader Kallie Kriel said they would use Malema's payments to continue to resist attempts to amend the constitution to allow for expropriation without compensation.

Malema, however, says the EFF has made no such payments.

"I can't afford even if I wanted to pay, stop lying," he tweeted in response to the reports.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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