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EFF loses bid to declare Riotous Assemblies unconstitutional

Photo: EFF leader Julius Malema. (Kayleen Morgan/EWN)

Economic Freedom Fighter leader Julius Malema lost a bid to declare the Riotous Assemblies Act unconstitutional.

Malema argued that the act is unconstitutional and he will challenge it at the Constitutional Court.

Malema was charged for violating the act when he encouraged his supporters to invade unused land.

“We will also appeal directly to the Constitutional Court because we still believe that the Riotous Assemblies Act is unconstitutional in its entirety,” Malema told reporters inside the courtroom after the judgment.

“We hope that the NPA will respect the decision of the court and wait for the confirmation of the Constitutional Court on the constitutionality of the section of the Riotous Assemblies Act.”

Speaking outside the Pretoria High Court, Malema urged his supporter to fight for land, because it is the land they inherited from their forefathers who were killed by the apartheid government.

Malema was charged with violating the act on two occasions by encouraging his supporters to invade vacant land.


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