EFF members have gathered in front of the Newcastle Magistrate court to support their leader Julius Malema as he made a brief appearance over his land comments.
Malema is charged with the contravention of the Riotous Assemblies Act for his utterances in 2014 and 2017. According to the reports, the head of the party previously urged black people to occupy land as country’s white population had no rights for it and the territory was said to belong only to the black African majority.
At that time, Malema claimed that he was not afraid of punishment for those statements.
“We’re going to occupy the unoccupied land because we need land. For us to eat‚ we must have the land. For us to work‚ we must have the land. I come from Seshego – if there is unoccupied land‚ we will go and occupy the land with my branch. You must go and do the same in the branch where you come from,” Malema highlighted at the EFF’s elective conference in Bloemfontein.