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BREAKING: Malema charged for firing a gun...faces jail sentence

by Mandla Ndlovu
27 Nov 2019 at 10:00hrs | Views
South Africa's Economic Freedom Fighters Commander In Chief Julius Sello Malema has been charges by the South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority for shooting a firearm during a rally in the Eastern Cape last year.

He is jointly charged with his bodyguard Adriaan Snyman.

South Aferican media have reported that Snyman is being charged for unlawfully providing a firearm and ammunition to Malema.

The former ANC Youth League President faces five counts, including unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.

In an interview with ENCA NPA's Luxolo Tyali said Malema did not have the necessary permit to possess and discharge a firearm during the time of committing the crime.

Tyali said he believes the state has enough evidence to get a conviction and Malema will be awarded a custodial sentence.

EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi claimed at the time that Malema had fired a toy gun and not a high-powered automatic rifle.

The case is scheduled for the 24th of February 2020 and will be held at the East London Magistrate court.

Source - Byo24News/ENCA