EFF leader Julius Malema‚ undeterred by an appearance in court for calling on people to occupy vacant land around the country‚ walked out of the courtroom and promptly made the same call again. "The prosecution of people who are demanding the land affects us directly because we want the land‚ so the land must be returned to the hands of the people‚" said Malema. "We want everything that comes with the land… the minerals‚ gold‚ diamonds‚ platinum‚ coals — everything that comes with land belongs to us." The red berets leader’s charges relate to two incidents — the first dating back to when he was elected EFF president in Bloemfontein. The second case is from June 2016‚ when Malema told supporters in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, as the party celebrated the 61st anniversary of the Freedom Charter, that white people could not claim ownership of land because it belonged to the country’s black African majority. Speaking outside the court on Monday‚ Malema said the charges brought against him ...

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