Julius Malema charged with terrorism for 'threats' against police

Julius Malema charged with terrorism for 'threats' against police

- Another day has brought another legal headache for Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema

- The Red Beret boss is now facing terrorism charges for his comments on police officers

- This comes after farming organisation TLU SA zoned in on Malema in the midst of outrage

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Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema is once again in the spotlight with yet another legal battle loading.

Agricultural and farming organisation TLU SA has announced it has laid a criminal charge of terrorism against Malema.

This follows Malema telling supporters in the Free State that the party would not back down from police officials:

“If SA police want a fight, they must declare it. We will treat them the same way we treated them in the 80s. We will not only fight them at the picket lines. We will go to their homes and fight them in their own houses with their own families”

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Julius Malema charged with terrorism for 'threats' against police
Julius Malema is facing yet another charge over his response to police officials clamping down on EFF members at the Brackenfell protest. Image: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg, Ziyaad Douglas/Gallo Images
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In response to this brazen stance on the subject, Malema has incited widespread outrage with TLU SA president Henry Geldenhuys commenting:

“It is completely unacceptable that a person can blatantly and publicly launch an attack against the SAPS and its members."

The group is adamant that the SAPS represents the law in SA and any attack should be seen in 'the harshest light possible':

"The fact that he is a sitting member of parliament should count as aggravating circumstances. The state should use any means possible to end behaviour and comments like these."

The group's leader says that stability in the country will be impossible when the state only reacts with a statement:

“It is not enough. Mr Malema has repeatedly proven himself as one of the most significant destabilising factors to law and order, as well as relationships in the country."

The farming sector, according to Geldenhuys, finds Malema's 'baseless statements' unacceptable:

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"It is worrying that they are creating a climate where you can settle a difference by resorting to physical violence. The comments of Mr Malema and his gang contributes to the culture of violence in South Africa."

Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported AfriForum has confirmed that it has filed several cases against Red Beret boss Julius Malema.

This comes after the EFF leader prompted outrage with his call for supporters to 'fight with police officers in their homes'.

AfriForum has now revealed that it has lodged three separate criminal charges against Malema over these controversial comments.

The group will now be pursuing a charge of libel, a charge of conspiracy to incite violence and a charge of assault by means of threats.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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