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WATCH: #MalemaTrial – EFF leader’s case has been postponed again

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As early as 7.30am, police were on high alert as Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) leader, Julius Malema‘s land invasion trial was heard at the Newcastle Regional Court.

In anticipation of the trial, the court gallery was packed to capacity.

EFF supporters, members of the public and police officials fill the gallery at the Regional Court.

EFF supporters, members of the public and a high police presence welcomed the red beret leader.

Police dogs and the bomb disposal unit swept the Magistrates Court prior to the trial.

According to the charge sheet, the EFF leader is accused of incitement to commit a crime.

During court proceedings, Magistrate, Theunis Colditz heard heated exchanges between State Prosecutor, Jabulani Mlotshwa and Malema’s lawyer, Tumi Mokoena.

“We are intending to approach the High Court for an order, for a decision to prosecute in this case to be be reviewed,” said Mokoena.

“The state was informed at 10.30pm last night about this application,” Mlotshwa replied.

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JUST IN: Malema’s trial date has been set

The matter has been postponed until July 6, and both Malema and Mokoena were excused from attending.
The state aims to postpone the matter to September 1, on condition official documents are filed by the defense.

WATCH: Outside court, EFF’s Malema told the media that the charges brought against him are unconstitutional.

 

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