A warrant of arrest has been issued for EFF chief Julius Malema for no longer performing in courtroom on five charges connected to him allegedly discharging a firearm at an Jap Cape rally in 2018.
The arrest warrant has been stayed till his next courtroom look in May perhaps perchance well neutral.
Malema and co-accused Adriaan Snyman faced the charges for allegedly discharging a rifle for the duration of the EFF’s fifth-anniversary celebrations at the Sisa Dukashe Stadium in Mdantsane in 2018.
The East London Justice of the Peace’s Court docket issued the arrest warrant after Malema was once absent on Monday, SABC Recordsdata and JoziFM reported. The Enlighten was once meant to give up video evidence to the defence on Monday.
Malema responded to the knowledge on Twitter by posting a cryptic tweet.
— Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) February 24, 2020
Malema’s attorney, Ian Levitt, informed Recordsdata24 that the warrant had been stayed till his client’s next courtroom look, and would no longer be accomplished.
Levitt mentioned that while he understood the warrant would no longer be accomplished till then, he defined why it was once issued.
He mentioned the defence had an settlement with the Enlighten that Malema would no longer should be in courtroom for every hearing earlier to the trial course of began.
*This memoir has been updated