Malema charges stick – for now

2013-11-28 10:57

It will take months before Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) leader Julius Malema knows whether his bid to have charges against him withdrawn, is successful or not.

The national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) was still considering Malema's representations to the court, asking that the fraud, corruption, racketeering and money-laundering charges against him be withdrawn.

The state has asked for the NDPP to be given time to respond.

Malema will know by April 2014 whether prosecution will proceed. The elections are expected to take place in May.

If the charges stick, he will appear in court on September 30 2014 for plea and trial.

» This story was updated after first published.

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