Pretoria - Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has appeared before the Hawks at their Silverton offices in Pretoria this afternoon and described the charges that the unit want to bring against him as a mockery of the justice system.
The EFF leader had been summoned to the unit’s headquarters to give a statement on an incident that occurred at an EFF rally in the Eastern Cape where he is alleged to have discharged a firearm, with the Hawks indicating that they would be instituting five charges against him for the incident.
Malema, speaking to reporters, said that the Hawks had asked him and his legal team to respond to the charges, a request that they refused to give into stating that “if they want to charge, they must charge and we will speak in court” because they felt that the Hawks were mischievous.
Malema also claimed that Afrikaner rights group AfriForum were behind the charges relating to an assault incident involving a policeman that happened at the funeral of Winnie Madikizela Mandela last year and that the Hawks were afraid to put AfriForum in their place.
“It helps their political agenda (AfriForum) to always bring us to the fore and divert us from the main issues in this country. Let’s deal with the real issues and leave this nonsensical things which are a waste of time for everyone.