Judiciary vs Malema: Legal fraternity up in arms over EFF leader's Solomon Mahlangu tirade

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EFF leader Julius Malema
EFF leader Julius Malema
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Sections of the legal fraternity expressed outrage after EFF leader Julius Malema again lashed out at judges – this time for what he claimed was their role in struggle activist Solomon Mahlangu's death.

Malema criticised judges for their role in the death of Mahlangu as he addressed supporters outside the offices of billionaire Johann Rupert in Stellenbosch on Wednesday.

"On 6 April [1979], the whites killed Solomon Mahlangu. They must be reminded that they killed Mahlangu. Who sanctioned the killing of Solomon Mahlangu? It was a judge, a white judge presiding over what is called law. Law is not always just. And if the law is always just, then it doesn't deserve the respect of the people," Malema said in his address to supporters.

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