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Criminal case against Malema postponed again due to lockdown

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The case against EFF leaders Julius Malema and Adriaan Snyman has been postponed again today due to the isolation regulations that still apply. The two were not in court.

The case against Malema and Snyman was also postponed in the East London Regional Court in May.

Anelisa Ngcakani, spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority in the Eastern Cape, says the case will now be postponed until 17 September.

Malema and Snyman are facing five charges related to Malema’s alleged firing of a firearm at the EFF’s five-year celebration in Mdantsane in 2018. The charges include the illegal possession of a firearm, the illegal possession of ammunition, the firing of a firearm in a built-up area or public place, fails to take reasonable precautions to protect people and property and the reckless threat to people and property.

Snyman apparently handed over the firearm to Malema before it was fired. He is allegedly the owner of a private security company that provided services to the EFF during the incident.

In footage of the incident, it appears Snyman is handing over the gun to Malema.

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