ANC, EFF supporters stand together during Malema court appearance

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Leader of the EFF (Economic Freedom Fighters) party Julius Malema addresses the media to update the public on coalition talks after the recent local elections, Johannesburg on 17 August 2016.

JOHANNESBURG - Economic Fredom Fighters leader Julius Malema appeared in the Newcastle Magistrate's Court in KwaZulu-Natal on Monday.

 

Outside the court, African National Congress supporters joined the EFF faithful in a rare stand, with both sides claiming “land” is what has brought them together.

Malema, charged with contravention of the 1956 Riotous Assemblies Act, was issued with a summons in October.

The charges relate to comments he made in June when he told Newcastle supporters that white people can't claim ownership of land because it belongs to the black African majority of South Africa.

The case against Malema was postponed on Monday to 7 December to allow for filing of an application against the Act.