A third court case against EFF leader Julius Malema, in relation to comments he made about land, has been postponed to June. Malema appeared briefly in the Newcastle Magistrate’s Court on Friday. The firebrand leader was charged with incitement to commit crime. He will appear in the same court again on June 5. The case is in relation to a call he made for people to occupy vacant land. He appeared in the same court in November last year. Last year Malema faced two charges of contravening the 1956 Riotous Assemblies Act. He appeared in the Newcastle and Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Courts. Both matters were postponed because his lawyers are approaching the High Court to have the Riotous Assemblies Act declared unconstitutional. Charge Zuma The EFF says President Jacob Zuma must also be charged for “going around and agreeing to questions of land occupation”. EFF spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, speaking outside the Court on Friday, said: “If we are here because we are in full support of all th...

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