Arrest warrant issued for EFF leader Julius Malema

EFF leader Julius Malema (C), national chair Dali Mpofu (L), secretary-general, Godrich Gardee (R) at the party's conference in Johannesburg.

File: Julius Malema and several other EFF MPs objected to the presence of the former president on the basis of a recent interview he held where they said statements he made revealed him as an apartheid apologist.


JOHANNESBURG - A warrant of arrest has been issued for EFF leader Julius Malema, for failing to appear in court.

Malema was expected to appear before the East London Magistrate's Court on Monday.

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The EFF leader is facing charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and reckless endangerment.

He's accused of discharging a rifle during the party’s rally in Mdantsane in 2018.

The state is expected to hand over video footage to the defence team, showing Malema discharging the rifle.