The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and minister of justice Michael Masutha will head to court in September to defend the state’s decision to charge EFF leader Julius Malema for inciting land grabs, under apartheid-era laws. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced in July that the ANC had decided to change the constitution to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation. In affidavits filed at the High Court in Pretoria, national director of public prosecutions Shaun Abrahams slammed the EFF’s argument that Malema’s prosecution was politically motivated as based on nothing more than "conspiracy theories".In addition to denying suggestions by the EFF that he met with then president Jacob Zuma and his cabinet to discuss the case against Malema, Abrahams has also dismissed the EFF’s claims that incitement charges against Malema violated his right to free speech. "Mr Malema’s position is a frontal assault on rule of law. "He contends that what his party sees as inadequacies...

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