AfriForum gathered from trusted sources this afternoon that Julius Malema will be prosecuted by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and will soon need to appear in court (probably the Mdantsane Magistrate’s Court in the Eastern Cape). This follows after AfriForum laid charges against Malema after he fired off shots with an object which looked like an assault rifle during the EFF’s five-year festivities in 2018.
AfriForum’s Private Prosecution Unit, led by Adv. Gerrie Nel, indicated earlier this year that AfriForum will approach the court to subsequently force the NPA to make a decision regarding Malema’s prosecution. Malema faces many charges as a result of various actions and AfriForum has already on many occasions expressed its concern that Malema’s offences are handled differently than those of other citizens.
The NPA only decided to look into Malema’s prosecution after AfriForum’s involvement.
“The NPA was afforded the opportunity in this case to show the public that they prosecute crimes – notwithstanding the offender’s identity and without any fear and/or preference. AfriForum will keep a close eye on this case to ensure that judgement is served,” says Ian Cameron, AfriForum’s Head of Community Safety.