EFF leader Julius Malema and security official Adriaan Snyman have been charged with discharging a firearm in public.
At an EFF rally last year, Malema fired a rifle while he was on a stage at Mdantsane in the Eastern Cape. Malema appeared in court in East London on Wednesday.
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said in a statement that Malema faced five counts, including the unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, discharging a firearm in a built-up area or public place. He’s also been charged with reckless endangerment to persons or property.
Snyman faced charges including failing to take reasonable precautions to avoid danger to person or property and providing a firearm or ammunition to any person not allowed to possess it.
The case was postponed to February 24, 2020, for the state to provide the defence with docket contents and video footage.
Meanwhile, you can watch the footage below:
EFF leader and member of parliament Julius Malema discharging a gun in public space. pic.twitter.com/uk5DbzVOKq
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