AfriForum heads to court to force Malema prosecution

AfriForum heads to court to force Malema prosecution

AfriForum will head to the high court to force the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to prosecute Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema. 

by Neo Motloung

The lobby group believes the NPA has failed to prosecute Malema based on his political position and what it dubs the influence within the prosecuting body and the governing party the African National Congress (ANC). 

It wants to see Malema face the might of the law for alleged fraud committed by his On-Point Engineering company, assaulting a police officer with party spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi and for firing shots in public during the EFF’s 5-year celebration at Mdantsane in the Eastern Cape.

The head of the organisation’s Private Prosecution Unit, Advocate Gerrie Nel, says the failure to take prosecutorial decision cripples the criminal justice system. 

“If they fail to take the decision, the matter will not be enrolled. If they fail to take the decision, we can never get involved to apply for private prosecution.”

Nel says the lobby group has notified the NPA that they will be taking further steps to force the prosecuting body.

He was speaking at AfriForum’s offices in Centurion on Wednesday. 

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