- The trial date for Julius Malema's firearm case has been set for August this year after he appeared in court
- Malema's co-accused Adriaan Snyman accompanied him in the East London Regional Court on Monday
- The EFF's spokesperson believes that the delays in the case are concerning and done to 'derail' the party
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema's firearm discharging case's trial date has been set. Malema is facing charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, ammunition and three counts of contravening the Firearms Control Act.
Both Malema and Adriaan Snyman appeared at the East London Regional Court on Monday, 29 March. The incident allegedly occurred in Mdantsane, near East London in 2018 while celebrating his party's fifth birthday.
The EFF leader is accused of discharging a rifle at a stadium in Mdantsane in 2018 during the EFF's fifth birthday anniversary celebrations.
EWN reported that the trial date is set for 23 August. A report by News24 stated that Vuyani Pambo, EFF spokesperson, said that the case is a 'waste of time' and that 'they' are trying to derail the EFF.
The National Prosecuting Authority's Anelisa Ngcakani said the State is ready to go forth with the trial and that all investigations have been finalised.
Read some of the responses to the EFF's tweet below:
"They might as well postpone to 3021."
"The CIC spends an inordinate amount of time in the criminal courts, how does he find the time to lead his fighters?"
"Guess when you are strapped around the might of the law when you need representation when legislation prevails, only then do we not see colour, anyone will do as long as they can get me out!"
Previously, Briefly.co.za reported on Malema after he spoke about the Sputnik vaccine. Malema recently had people talking after he basically gave the Russian vaccine, Sputnik, a thumbs-up.
Very soon many locals were taking to the comment section to share their thoughts about Malema and his thoughts about the Sputnik vaccine. Read a few of their interesting and insightful comments below:
"The safest vaccine in the about 56th country in the world has approved it."
"Best vaccine ever, effective against all Covid-19 variants."
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