Malema’s request to dismiss firearm case denied

Julius Malema together with the EFF Leadership at the East London Magistrate’s Court.

By: ANG Reporter

EFF leader Julius Malema, along with his co-accused Adriaan Snyman, saw their attempt to have charges related to the violation of the Firearms Act dropped against them met with failure.

On a recent Thursday, East London Magistrate Twanett Olivier rejected the application by the two accused to have all charges against them withdrawn, citing insufficient evidence. Malema and Snyman, both of whom had entered not-guilty pleas to all six charges brought against them, had invoked Section 174 of the Criminal Procedure Act.

The charges stem from a shooting incident that occurred in 2018 during the fifth birthday celebrations of the Economic Freedom Fighters in East London at Mdantsane’s Sisa Dukashe Stadium. Malema, the leader of the EFF, is alleged to have discharged a firearm in a public setting, which was purportedly handed to him by Snyman, his bodyguard.

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