EFF Leader Julius Malema Charged For Discharging Firearm

Julius Malema
EFF Leader Julius Malema

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema together with his bodyguard Adrian Synman appeared at the East London Magistrates Court for discharging a firearm in public.

During an EFF rally last year, Malema fired a gun while he was on stage.

Aside from being charged for discharging a weapon, the National Prosecution Authority said Malema faces counts of unlawful possession of ammunition and a firearm.

Malema is also been charged with reckless endangerment to property or persons.

NPA spokesperson Luvuyo Tyali said the case was postponed to February 2020.

“Mr Malema is facing five counts, including the unlawful possession of a firearm and for discharging a firearm in a public place.”

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