Malema and Gordhan are my co-accused - Mcebo Dlamini

2016-11-15 21:23
Mcebo Dlamini (Felix Dlangamandla, Netwerk24)

Mcebo Dlamini (Felix Dlangamandla, Netwerk24)

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Johannesburg - Former Wits SRC president Mcebo Dlamini believes his political foes have set their sights on him, EFF leader Julius Malema, and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. 

He supported Malema at his court appearance in Bloemfontein on Monday, because he believed he was his "co-accused", Dlamini told reporters in Johannesburg on Tuesday. 

“I supported my co-accused in the political ploy.”

Dlamini said it was clear that charges against him, Malema, and Gordhan were politically motivated.

He found it sinister that National Director of Public Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams met President Jacob Zuma and Justice Minister Michael Masutha just days before the three were prosecuted. 

Dlamini vowed to fight against injustice. 

"We have always said and maintained we are not criminals. We have never been involved in any criminal acts. It is the role of us young people to expose injustice anywhere and to fight injustice whenever it comes. We have the legal minds to take this further," he said.  

The Sunday Times reported recently that Abrahams met Zuma and three Cabinet ministers at ANC headquarters Luthuli House on October 10, a day before he announced that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan would be charged with fraud.

Dlamini was arrested on October 16. He was released on R2000 bail by the High Court sitting in Palm Ridge last Wednesday.

Malema appeared in court on Monday on a charge of contravening the 1956 Riotous Assemblies Act. This was related to his call to supporters, on December 16, 2014, to occupy unoccupied land. He made similar remarks in Newcastle during the party's freedom charter rally in June.

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