- AfriForum and Julius Malema have engaged in several legal battles over the years
- They have also traded insults on many occasions
- Now, AfriForum is privately prosecuting the EFF leader on several charges
This week, AfriForum announced that they would privately prosecute EFF leader Julius Malema on several charges.
This is not the first time the lobby group and the EFF commander-and-chief have battled it out in court, however.
Malema and AfriForum's legal history goes back several years. This year alone they've gone head-to-head several times.
AfriForum said on Wednesday that they would be prosecuting Malema on charges of assaulting a police officer several years ago, as well as charges that he fired an assault rifle at a party celebration. Additionally, they will pursue a charge of corruption against Malema connected to an allegation of tender fraud.
According to AfriForum CEO Kallie Kriel, the EFF owes AfriForum five legal bills. In June, a court ordered the EFF to pay over R100 000 to AfriForum within a week, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
In 2018, Malema went toe-to-toe in court with well-known advocate Gerrie Nel over corruption charges, according to Times Live.
Around this time, AfriForum accused Malema of being a "fraudster". In response, Malema said that the organisation was racist.
AfriForum and Malema have continued to trade insults over the years. Just this week, Malema slammed AfriForum once again using racially-tinged rhetoric. He shared a screenshot of a bulk SMS reportedly sent my AfriForum, with the caption: "The boers are busy".
This came after AfriForum said that Malema believed he was above the law.
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