EFF involved in two applications today
The EFF plans to picket outside the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) today when two applications involving the party will be heard, says The Citizen.
The first is the party’s constitutional challenge to the Riotous Assemblies Act of 1956 and the second pertains to former President Jacob Zuma’s leave to appeal a ruling that orders him to personally pay the legal costs for trying to block the release of the State of Capture report by former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.
The first application was launched by EFF leader Julius Malema who is facing separate charges under the Riotous Assemblies Act of 1956 in the Bloemfontein and Newcastle Magistrate’s Courts for his calls on EFF supporters to illegally occupy land.
In the other matter, the EFF and other parties are opposing Zuma’s application to ensure the former President personally pays the costs. ‘Both of these cases have huge implications for the people of EFF. They relate to the first and seventh non-negotiable pillars of the Economic Freedom Fighters: land and the call for a corrupt free government,’ the EFF said.
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