- AfriForum has announced they will be taking on both Tom Moyane and Julius Malema in separate matters
- Malema is set to appear in court over allegations of assaulting a police officer as well as charges relating to a firearm
- The lobby group is also taking Moyane on for reportedly tackling and kicking the mother of his grandchild
AfriForum has announced that they will be taking on two big South African players over unrelated allegations.
The lobby group revealed that they had 'successfully pressured' the National Prosecuting Authority into pursuing two charges against Julius Malema.
One charge is related to an alleged assault of a police officer, while another involves firing a weapon in a crowded area, reports The Citizen.
The Economic Freedom Fighter leader will be appearing in the Randburg Magistrate's Court in November and then later again in the Eastern Cape.
NPA spokesperson Bulelwa Makeke had said there had been no need to confirm AfriForum's claim, declining to comment, Briefly.co.za gathered.
Tom Moyane is also facing a legal battle with AfriForum for allegations of kicking the mother of his grandson 'like a ninja' before 'rugby tackling' her two years ago.
The former SARS commissioner is accused of assaulting his son's 17-year-old girlfriend, Lerato Maila.
The charges brought forward include assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm and damage to property.
A medical report is said to detail a bruised jaw and stomach and a cut on her cheek. The incident allegedly took place in Maila's home.
AfriForum's Gerrie Nel, commenting on the NPA's failure to prosecute Moyane, explained the group's involvement:
“Such alleged actions are indicative of bullying and Moyane should be held accountable. The NPA’s failure to prosecute him is also a gross violence of their constitutional duty to strive for justice in society.
"In light of the wave of violence against women and children in the country, this is a very important case in which AfriForum’s private prosecution unit simply must get involved."
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