Julius Malema AfriForum court

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Malema to face criminal charge for ‘police threats’ – thanks to an old foe

AfriForum have won five court cases in a row against Julius Malema and the EFF – and now, they’re now aiming to take that up another notch.

Julius Malema AfriForum court

Photo: EFF / Twitter

EFF leader Julius Malema may soon learn the hard way that you can’t always say what you want. The political firebrand ruffled feathers this weekend when he urged his followers to ‘fight SAPS officers in their homes’, and it seems his controversial remarks have compelled AfriForum into action…

The shock declaration made by the party leader stoked anger amongst the political policing community, as Minister Bheki Cele stated Juju ‘crossed the line’ with the threats he made to law enforcement officials. Julius Malema has been unrepentant in the days since, using Twitter to share support for his hostilities.

Julius Malema to face criminal charges for police threats

However, it doesn’t like look Malema will get off entirely scot-free. AfriForum’s Head of Policy, Ernst Roets, confirmed that the outfit would be filing criminal charges against the contentious Parliamentarian on Wednesday morning:

“Julius Malema threatens to kill police officers in their sleep. The police minister responds with a press statement, condemning his comments… Tomorrow at 9:00 we will be filing criminal charges against Malema for his threats about having EFF members attack the police.”

Ernst Roets

AfriForum’s healthy record against the EFF

Although Julius Malema is never one to shirk a challenge, the news that AfriForum will haul him to court again may not sit well with the EFF’s head-honcho. In the past two years, AfriForum have won five consecutive court cases against Malema. The Red Berets had to pay hundreds of thousands of rands to their political enemies following numerous cost orders.

With the SAHRC also mulling a case against Malema, it seems this could be the utterance that took things ‘too far’.