- AfriForum CEO Kallie Kriel says that Julius Malema thinks he is untouchable
- Kriel claims this is because the NPA has not prosecuted Malema on one charge of alleged tender fraud
- As a result, AfriForum will now be prosecuting Malema privately
AfriForum CEO Kallie Kriel says that the NPA's relictance to prosecute Julius Malema has caused the EFF leader to feel he is above the law.
Kriel made the statement while briefing the media on Wednesday regarding several cases they have against the EFF.
This comes as AfriForum has already won five cases against the Red Berets, and the EFF has so far paid the costs for three of them.
Additionally, AfriForum referred to a case they filed in 2011 regarding alleged tender fraud involving Malema. This case was dropped in 2015 after one of Malema's co-accused was too ill to stand trail, according to The Citizen.
AfriForum then asked the NPA to reinstate the charges, but more than a year later they are still waiting for a response, Briefly.co.za has gathered. The lobby group is unhappy that the NPA has not taken the case up once again.
"Malema thinks he's untouchable," Kriel explained.
As a result, AfriForum has opted to prosecute Malema privately. Advocate Gerrie Nel, who joined Kriel at the press conference, said they did so because they considered the NPA's decision not to prosecute Malema to be "irrational".
Nel heads up AfriForum's private prosecutions unit, which will be handling the Malema case.
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