- Economic Freedom Fighter leader Julius Malema isn't fazed over his warrant of arrest, which was issued on Monday
- Both the NPA and Malema's lawyer say the warrant was simply a matter of procedure
- The Red Beret leader seems bemused with all the hype surrounding this development
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Julius Malema's recent arrest warrant caused a great deal of buzz on Monday after he failed to appear in court.
Briefly.co.za reported that the warrant was a standard procedure, with both the National Prosecuting Authority and Malema's lawyer in the matter agreeing.
The warrant is stayed until Malema's next appearance and only if the date is not honoured will the warrant come into effect.
The EFF leader and his co-accused Adriaan Snyman are both facing charges over discharging a firearm in public.
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The incident in question took place during the EFF's fifth-anniversary celebrations in the Eastern Cape two years ago.
Malema is facing five charges, including the unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition, discharging a firearm in a built-up area or public space and reckless endangerment to person or property.
The matter has since been postponed to 8 May but Malema evidently couldn't resist getting a jab or two in.
The EFF leader posted a clip captioned that he was 'cooking goat in the village', to the amusement of his supporters.
This situation is similar to the stayed warrant of arrest issued against former president Jacob Zuma. The politician recently returned to South Africa and was given a warm reception by his supporters.
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