Julius Malema appears in Bloemfontein court for land grab comments

Julius Malema appears in Bloemfontein court for land grab comments

- Julius Malema appeared in court in Bloemfontein on Friday

- He faced charges of inciting people to illegally occupy land

- His KZN case has been postponed to 8 November

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EFF leader Julius Malema appeared in court today in Bloemfontein regarding controversial statements he made about land reform.

Malema faces a charge of contravening the Riotous Assemblies Act for inciting supporters to unlawfully occupy land.

The charge stems from an incident which took place in Bloemfontein in 2014.

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Malema also faces charges relating to a similar incident which occurred in KwaZulu-Natal in 2016. The charges were brought against him by the National Prosecuting Authority.

The case regarding the comments Malema made in KZN has been postponed until 8 July, Briefly.co.za has gathered.

His Bloemfontein case has been postponed until 8 November, according to Eyewitness News. 

The EFF leader appeared at the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court at 9am on Friday. The official EFF Twitter account shared photos of his arrival.

After his appearance in court, Malema addressed supporters outside the building. 

"Justice must be served, and justice is the return of the land," he reportedly told his supporters.

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He thanked the crowd for out coming out to to show their support.

Malema also claimed that he had been charged for "saying the land must be restored to its rightful owners".

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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