NEWS ANALYSIS: EFF will have to eat its words to avoid incitement charge
Judge rules that the party’s rhetoric cannot be deemed as freedom of expression
The EFF has repeatedly used the right to freedom of expression — as well as the need for “robust political debate” — to justify its caustic attacks on political adversaries and the calls of its leader, Julius Malema, for his supporters to illegally occupy land.
But in a ruling on Malema and the EFF’s challenge to the constitutionality of the Riotous Assemblies Act, under which the commander-in-chief has been charged with inciting trespassing, the Pretoria high court has strongly rejected that argument. ..