The Pretoria High Court today granted a request from AfriForum (a largely Afrikaans civil rights group) to bar Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) leader Julius Malema from encouraging and inciting land grabs in South Africa.
Just days ago, he discussed his position on Land, Parliament and EFF policies in an exclusive interview with South Africa’s national broadcaster, the SABC. Watch below.
In the interview with Aldrin Sampear, Malema claims that the EFF has been in talks with fellow opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), to discuss an en masse resignation of MPs from both parties so that the South African Parliament can be dissolved.
He said the parties will resort to this strategy in light of the failure of the Speaker of Parliament, Baleka Mbete, to hold President Jacob Zuma accountable.
The video was uploaded on Sunday.
Today, Tuesday, he was gagged from making any comments inciting land grabs, as he has done in the past… and as of today’s ruling he will be in contempt of court if he does so.
President Zuma has recently announced that the government is working to enable laws so that there could be faster land reform. Zuma said: “We are busy amending (laws) to enable faster land reform, including land expropriation without compensation as provided for in the constitution.”
In the interview below, Malema says it is the EFF that has enabled the current open discussion by members of the ANC and DA about land restitution.