'No fool can tell me which lawyer must represent me': Malema on criticism of using white lawyers

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EFF leader Julius Malema and MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi appear at the Randburg Magistrate's Court.
EFF leader Julius Malema and MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi appear at the Randburg Magistrate's Court.
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The story: EFF leader Julius Malema says he has been using Ian Levitt Attorneys for many years and that the EFF know which lawyer to use and where to use them.

Verbatim: "No fool can tell me which lawyer must represent me," he said outside the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday as he charged back at criticism on social media that their legal representatives are white. 

The background: Malema is on trial with MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi for allegedly assaulting a police officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Johannes Jacobus Venter, at Fourways Memorial Cemetery during the funeral proceedings of struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on 14 April 2018. Venter told the court that Malema said "no white man will stop me" as he tried explaining they were welcome to walk in the cemetery but their vehicle was not allowed in.

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