- EFF leader Julius Malema revealed that Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo met with Jacob Zuma during his time in the presidency
- Malema stated that Zondo's meeting with Zuma was not publically discussed and no judge should meet with politicians in this way
- Malema added that until the information from Zondo's meeting with Zuma is discussed, he will not be divulging any information from the infamous tea party
Julius Malema says he will divulge information from his meeting with Jacob Zuma if Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo does the same. Image: MUJAHID SAFODIEN/AFP, PHILL MAGAKO, MIKE HUTCHINGS/POOL/AFP
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema says he will only reveal the details of his visit with former president Jacob Zuma if Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo divulges information from his talk with Zuma a while back when Zuma was still president.
Malema was addressing the media outside the Randburg Magistrate's Court after the assault case was postponed. Malema stated that his tea with JZ was a fact-finding mission in which he wasn't exactly friendly with the former president.
The EFF leader stated that the meeting was scheduled to discuss 'matters of national interest'.
According to The South African, Malema stated that Zondo had visited Zuma one-on-one and that no judge should do such a thing. Malema added that matters such as this should be discussed publicly and not exclusively
EWN reported that Malema said that the meeting between Zuma and Zondo was not discussed with the public adding that until an answer from Zondo is given, he will not answer the question of what was discussed in his meeting with Zuma.
Briefly.co.za previously reported on Malema after he and party MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi returned to court for their 2018 assault case. The EFF members were accused of pushing Police Colonel Johannes Venter.
The incident allegedly happened at the funeral of struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Reports say that Ndlozi and Malema allegedly pushed Venter with the reason being that Venter had denied them access into the cemetery.
Both Malema and Ndlozi pleaded not guilty previously and their lawyers told the court that Venter's evidence was contradictory. A report by EWN stated that the ex-manager of the cemetery said he did not witness the alleged assault. The ex-manager was the first witness to take the stand at the court today.
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