Johannesburg - The charges of incitement under the notorious Riotous Assemblies Act in post-apartheid South Africa against EFF leader Julius Malema will soon be dropped.
This is according to EFF deputy leader Floyd Shivambu after the conclusion of Malema’s application in the High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday to declare Section 18 (2) (b) of the Riotous Assemblies Act unconstitutional and unlawful.
Shivambu said his party’s legal representative “has put up a superior legal argument” to justify the withdrawal of charges against Malema.
He made the comments, after Malema’s legal counsel, advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, had argued in court that the State had used cases of people who were convicted for sleeping with prostitutes and killing rhinos, to justify the continuation of criminal charges against Malema.
Ngcukaitobi lodged the dramatic attack after counsel for the State argued on Wednesday that the EFF leader was not the first person to be charged under Riotous Assemblies Act in post-apartheid South Africa on similar facts.