AS IT HAPPENED: Malema in court for controversial land invasion remarks

2017-07-04 09:00

EFF leader Julius Malema is on trial at the regional court in Newcastle for calling on EFF supporters to invade unoccupied land in 2016. Malema has been accused of incitement to commit a crime.

News24 journalist Amanda Khoza at the regional court in Newcastle reporting on the trial.

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04 Jul 10:25

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04 Jul 10:01
Court adjourns.

04 Jul 10:01
The state will appear in court on Thursday to postpone the matter to September 1, this is only if the defence files its papers.

04 Jul 10:00
The matter has been postponed until July 6, Malema and Mokoena are excused from attending.

04 Jul 09:57
Mlotshwa: "They should have informed the state last week, we had to call them last week to confirm that they were coming."

04 Jul 09:54
Mlotshwa says he is not sure when the defence started preparing for this application.

04 Jul 09:54
NPA Jabulani Mlotshwa: "The state was informed at 22:30 last night about this application."

04 Jul 09:53

04 Jul 09:51
Mokoena says this is by no means to try and delay the matter.

04 Jul 09:51
Mokoena says to prosecute in this matter is irrational, unconstitutional and should be set aside.

04 Jul 09:50
Mokoena: "We are intending to approach the high court for an order for a decision to prosecute in this case to be be reviewed"

04 Jul 09:48
Magistrate has arrived.

04 Jul 09:46
Both the state and the defence are now in court.

04 Jul 09:44
Malema's attorney, Tumi Mokoena has walked in and has headed straight to Malema.

04 Jul 09:34
Court was scheduled to begin at 09:00. The magistrate and the counsel have not arrived in court.

04 Jul 09:29

04 Jul 09:21
Malema has arrived in court accompanied by other leaders of the EFF including Floyd Shivambu and Godrich Gardee.

04 Jul 09:17
Malema is expected to appear before Magistrate Theunis Christiaan Lotter Colditz.

04 Jul 09:17

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04 Jul 09:17
There is tight security in and around the Magistrates Court in Newcastle ahead of Malema's trial.

04 Jul 09:17

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04 Jul 09:16
Malema's attorney Tumi Mokoena has arrived.

04 Jul 09:16

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