PRETORIA - EFF leader Julius Malema on Thursday indicated that he would approach the Constitutional Court to challenge the constitutionality of the Riotous Assemblies Act after his application was dismissed by the North Gauteng high court.
A full bench, led by Deputy Judge President Aubrey Ledwaba, also dismissed his application to set aside his other separate criminal charges of inciting violence against him.
Malema faces criminal charges of allegedly contravening the Riotous Assemblies Act after calling for land invasions. In 2014, during the party’s elective conference in Bloemfontein, Malema told his party members that they should occupy the land.
In June 2016, he told supporters in Newcastle in KwaZulu-Natal to occupy land as it belonged to black people.
Both criminal trials had been put on hold pending the outcome of his constitutional challenge.