The EFF leader Julius Malema maybe facing possible prosecution as the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) announces that it is yet to decide on weather to prosecute him for discharging a firearm at a rally in East London.
Luxolo Tyali, NPA spokesperson said the investigating officer had been given instructions to comply with before a decision was made public. Tyali said “The investigating officer is still dealing with instructions given to him, including getting statements from the suspects, before an announcement is made on whether we are charging Malema or not. We will issue a statement as soon as it is appropriate to do so.”
It is recalled that Malema reportedly discharged a firearm at the Sisa Dukashe Stadium‚ Mdantsane‚ outside East London‚ where the EFF’s birthday celebrations were held in July last year. Video footage shows the leader carrying what appears to be a rifle‚ pointing it skywards and firing several shots while EFF members chant. He however told the media that “It’s not a firearm and no real bullets were shot. It was a simulation‚ part of our entire act of celebrating the fifth anniversary.”