Cape Town- EFF Leader Julius Malema briefly appeared in the Bloemfontein magistrate court on 14 November 2016.

The State charged Malema in December 2014 after Malema had called on people to occupy vacant land during the EFF elective conference in Bloemfontein, where he was elected EFF president.

The EFF leader repeated the same statement in June this year near Madadeni, Newcastle, in KwaZulu-Natal.

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Among the people who were gathered to support Malema in court was the former University of Witwatersrand SRC president and #FeesMustFall leader student Mcebo Dlamini.

“I am here to support a black brother in a genuine call – a call for land, one of the pillars and the formation of the ANC. It happened at the right place, the Free State where the 1913 land act started and matured, where our people were slaughtered. Where tragedy started, where their livestock were taken from them. This is the core of apartheid. This is the heart of segregation and oppression, so I am here to support the leaders of the EFF”.

“Because as black people, we continue to say there is EFF, there is ANC. We will never champion the struggle of black people in South Africa. We remain natives, landless. We remain fugitives in our own country without land. With the degrees that we have they are nothing without the land, where are you going to stay once you are a professor? In the sky? So we need the land. 

And there is no free education without the land. These things go together because we need the minerals in the ground beneath, and above to fund the struggle of free education,” Dlamini said.

The case against EFF leader Julius Malema was postponed to June 5, 2017, at the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court.

The case was postponed after Malema sought to lodge an application with the Constitutional Court to have the apartheid-era act and the charges levelled against him declared unconstitutional.

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