Durban - The case in which Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has been charged with contravention of the Riotous Assemblies Act, in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, was on Monday postponed to July 8.
Malema made a brief appearance at the Newcastle Magistrate’s Court, where he was excused from personally attending the July sitting.
The outspoken leader is being charged with incitement and trespassing under the 1956 Act following statements he made in Newcastle in 2016 during an EFF rally when he encouraged supporters to occupy land.
The EFF leader insists he was merely paraphrasing the Freedom Charter, which states the land shall be shared among those who work it.
Following an appearance at the same court in November 2016 related to the same charges, Malema stepped outside to address supporters and reiterated the statements that led to the charge.