Malema ordered to file papers

2012-04-10 13:08

ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema and three others were ordered by the Western Cape High Court today to file responding papers in a defamation case lodged by DA leader Helen Zille.

Judge Nathan Erasmus ordered Malema, spokesperson Floyd Shivambu, Khayelitsha councillor Andile Lili and the youth league to file their discovery affidavit by April 24.

The defendants had only filed a notice of intention to oppose the case and their plea in response to the summons issued in May 2010.

Erasmus ordered them to supply an address to which documents could be served, as there had been difficulty locating them.

Zille was suing the youth league and its members for

R1.4 million, for comments made about her and the Democratic Alliance from 2009.

She said Shivambu had called her a “racist girl” and claimed that her all-male executive were her boyfriends and concubines.

She also took issue with Malema calling her executive council a “group of racist Helen Zille garden boys” and referring to her as “racist”, “colonialist” and “imperialist”.

The group had yet to apologise or retract their statements.

They were ordered on Tuesday to pay punitive costs for Zille’s application for the court order.

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