Malema can’t go to concourt direct

2011-11-05 00:00

THE 10 judges of the Constitutional Court yesterday declined to hear the appeal by Julius Malema over his “shoot the boer” hate speech conviction. The ANC Youth League leader wanted to sidestep the normal appeal process via the Supreme Court (SCA) and go straight to the country’s highest court. The full bench ruled that it is “not in the interests of justice” that the Constitutional Court consider the matter “at this stage” because his application to appeal to the SCA has been opposed.

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