- Julius Malema says that the judiciary could soon be captured
- He added that judges "must work with facts, not with emotions"
- The EFF leader made the comments outside the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court
EFF leader Julius Malema claims that the judiciary is on the verge of being captured.
Malema made the comment while addressing a crowd of his supporters following his appearance on Friday at the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court.
Malema had appeared on charges of contravening the Riotous Assemblies Act by encouraging people to unlawfully occupy land.
"South Africa must be warned," Malema told the crowd. "Something wrong is happening with the judiciary."
Malema's comments come after the EFF suffered a string of legal defeats. They have been ordered to pay R500 000 to Trevor Manuel, as well as R200 000 to Afrikaans lobby group AfriForum. They also have to pay costs in their matter involving journalist Karima Brown, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
While speaking outside the court, Malema also alleged that Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan had met with a judge ahead of his appearance before the Nugent commission, according to The Citizen.
The commission was looking at allegations of misconduct at SARS. Malema maintains that the judge did not reveal his meeting with Gordhan until the meeting had already been made public.
Malema further slammed the judiciary, saying, "The judiciary must work with facts, not with emotions."
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