- EFF leader Julius Malema has explained why his party is now using the services of white lawyers
- Malema was speaking to a crowd of EFF supporters outside the Randburg Magistrate's Court
- Malema praised Ian Levitt Attorneys for representing the EFF "so well"
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Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has explained why his party is now using the services of white lawyers. The politician told a crowd of EFF supporters outside the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday, 29 October that his party was losing cases with black lawyers.
Malema and party MP Dr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi appeared at the same court earlier for charges of assault. They are accused of assaulting Colonel Johannes Venter at the funeral of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in 2018. Venter allegedly refused to allow Malema’s vehicle into the cemetery. The case has been postponed until March 2021.
Malema told the party's supporters that Ian Levitt Attorneys are attorneys of record. He praised them for representing them "so well". Advocate Laurence Hodes represents Malema and Ndlozi in the case.
"They are paid every month to represent the EFF everywhere, and they have done it so well. So why should we complain and hate them today because they are white, when we were losing cases with black lawyers failing to submit a simplest thing like a one page.
"And then we must use the same services, lose cases so that we can be projected as the most disorganised organisation with no direction, to hell with all of you."
Malema further expressed that their case is a distraction from focusing on the upcoming local government elections. According to the SABC, Malema urged party members to stay focused on winning the elections.
"Because they brought us here to distract us, to de-focus us, fighters do not be de-focused by the enemy. Focus on taking over the municipality, focus on taking over power, focus on removing (President) Cyril Ramaphosa. Focus on removing the corrupt ANC, focus on collapsing capitalism, focus on winning socialism in our lifetime because the future is socialism."
Social media users have shared mixed reactions to Malema's statement about white lawyers. Check out some of the comments below:
"Malema you are the one who is pulling people to different directions and this thing of saying you once failed cases with black lawyers makes it as if white lawyers didn't lose cases on their way to excellence. They also lost cases, so you can't lose faith in your fellow blacks."
"Lawyers regardless of their colour or nationality, they always win. Whether you're found guilty or not guilty, they still win because you're paying them."
"Whether you are a Julius Malema fan or not he is literally saying black lawyers are incompetent."
"This is an insult to the ever-hardworking black lawyers and the usual hypocritical approach by Juju because no EFF member can question him, he's their GOD."
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Jub Jub has announced that he will drop a remake of his classic hit Ndikhokhele. The media personality and rapper made the announcement during a press conference on Wednesday night, 28 October.
The Uyajola 9/9 presenter revealed that the remix features some of Mzansi's most celebrated gospel artists. The new version featured the likes of Dr Rebecca Malope and Benjamin Dube, among others.
During the media briefing that was aired live on Soweto TV, it was revealed that the proceeds of the new record will be given to all the families that were affected by the tragic accident Jub Jub was involved in in 2010.
The briefing was hosted by reality TV star Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung. It was also revealed that Jub Jub hasn't been able to reach out to the families of the children that became victims of the fatal accident because of his parole conditions.
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