Afriforum Lays Criminal Charges Against Malema For Threatening Police

However, it doesn’t look like Malema will get off entirely scot-free. AfriForum’s Head of Policy, Ernst Roets, confirmed that the lobby would be filing criminal charges against the contentious Parliamentarian on Wednesday morning

Afriforum Lays Criminal Case Against Malema For Threating Police-SurgeZirc SA
Julius Malema/Photo File: EWN

EFF leader Julius Malema may soon learn the hard way that you can’t always say what you want. The political firebrand ruffled feathers this weekend when he urged his followers to ‘fight SAPS officers in their homes’, and it seems his controversial remarks have compelled AfriForum into action…

The shock declaration made by the party leader stoked anger amongst the political policing community, as Minister Bheki Cele stated Juju ‘crossed the line’ with the threats he made to law enforcement officials. Julius Malema has been unrepentant in the days since, using Twitter to share support for his hostilities.

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However, it doesn’t look like Malema will get off entirely scot-free. AfriForum’s Head of Policy, Ernst Roets, confirmed that the lobby would be filing criminal charges against the contentious Parliamentarian on Wednesday morning: “Julius Malema threatens to kill police officers in their sleep. The police minister responds with a press statement, condemning his comments… Tomorrow at 9:00 we will be filing criminal charges against Malema for his threats about having EFF members attack the police,” he wrote.

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Although the EFF leader is never one to shirk a challenge, the news that AfriForum will haul him to court again may not sit well with the EFF’s head-honcho. In the past two years, AfriForum have won five consecutive court cases against Malema.

The Red Berets had to pay hundreds of thousands of rands to their political enemies following numerous cost orders. With the SAHRC also mulling a case against Malema, it seems this could be the utterance that took things ‘too far’.

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