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2/18/2020

The Constitutional Court has reserved judgment in the EFF leader Julius Malema‘s bid to challenge the constitutionality of the Riotous Assemblies Act via SABCNewsOnline

The Constitutional Court has reserved judgment in the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema's bid to challenge the constitutionality of the Riotous Assemblies Act in its entirety.

Riotous Assemblies Act in its entirety. Malema approached the court to have the act, which he is charged under for allegedly inciting violence and unlawful land occupation while addressing his followers in KwaZulu-Natal and Bloemfontein, invalidated. In 2019, the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria found that only a portion of the act was unconstitutional. The 64-year-old law was drafted by the apartheid regime, in order to limit the number of public protests. This is the argument Malema relied on for his argument. “The Riotous Assemblies Act is a law passed in order to enforce apartheid. It would be a sad irony if a law that was passed to enforce apartheid is then retained in the statute book on the rather difficult reasoning that it accidentally happened to be in our statute book,” Malema’s legal representative, Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi argued. Ngcukaitobi told the court that the act criminalises speech instead of action and therefore violates freedom of expression. “There’s not even a distinction about the type of offences that can be incited and that is why the State is able to use murder and then occupation in the same sentence as if killing someone and occupying the land is the same thing. One of the things that the State is capable of doing perhaps legitimately under section 16 is rank what types of offences may be incited in order to draw the proportional link between the incitement and the speech provisions but the problem with the statute is that there is not even such a limitation, so, a person who says in a country that is landless, vacant land must be occupied is a criminal.” In the video below Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi argues why the Act is not reasonable nor justifiable: The State’s legal representative Advocate Hilton Epstein argued that, while Malema can exercise his freedom of expression and mobilise people to protest, the rule of law is the cornerstone of land reform. “Failure by the State to act in an appropriate manner in this circumstance would mean that the landowner and others similarly placed cannot look upon the state and its organs to protect them from invasion of their property that would be a recipe for anarchy. We know of course that the rule of law is the cornerstone of land reform but this constitution does not sanction the arbitrary seizure of land and it’s the duty of the State to ensure that there is a protection of property owners whilst recognising the need the obvious urgent need for land reform.” This entry was posted on 18 Feb 2020,08:05PM at 8:05 PM and is filed under Read more: SABC News Online

TembekaNgcukai1 we think you did well and hope that sanity prevails in that Concourt bench. The objective of the Riotous Act, which point I didn't hear you arguing, is more offensive to the Constitution. What your take pierredevos ? Let us see whether our ConCourt will give rational decision or they will support the pains that were meted out to blacks for decade

Riotous Assemblies Act has no place in SA, says counsel for Julius MalemaThe Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have called on the Constitutional Court to uphold a high court ruling that a section of the Riotous Assemblies Act is unconstitutional. What's wrong with our media? Why do you hate blacks so much? Is this picture relevant to the story or it is a way ridiculing black leaders?

WATCH | Malema leaves parliament after heated debate and domestic abuse claimsAllegations of domestic abuse flew in parliament on Tuesday, before EFF leader Julius Malema led his party out of the House following an explosive debate. Corrections admin, Malema leaves parliament in shambles after heated debate and domestic abuse😎😎🔥🔥😂😂 ANC people should stop bringing personal issues with this guy,malema knows a lot about them coz they are too divided themselves so much information is leaking amongst themselves to the EFF He touched the right nerve, the fact that he didnt withdraw leave us with one conclusion: he was telling the truth.

EDITORIAL: Malema the unexpected victor as DA scores own goal on apartheidThe DA’s response to De Klerk’s offensive apartheid remarks created further bad feeling when it might just have kept quiet What changed? Every which way but loose. I can tell u right now, the DA will pay for that own goal for the rest of this year and right into the local elections and beyond.. Steenhuisen and Mazonne will have their hands full shame

‘Nomazizi must rest in peace’ – Malema accuses Ramaphosa of abusing his late ex-wifeThe EFF has once again overshadowed the joint sitting in Parliament, this time with allegations that President Cyril Ramaphosa beat his late former wife. The greatest favour Malema & his friend Zuma can do to the late Nomazizi is to go to a police station and lay charges of domestic violence against the President. That will prove Malema leadership on issues of domestic violence. It started by mama Batha👇 Why though, do we have to stoop that low. I guess politicians see none of that.

EFF ‘circus’ becomes contagion as MPs heckle Malema - The Mail & GuardianANC MPs seemed to take a leaf from the EFF caucus in continually interrupting Julius Malema during his speech, at one point accusing the red beret leader of abusing his wife, Mantwa Matlala. lesterkk reports. lesterkk Mantwa Malema not Matlala lesterkk Acting like 4yearolds is a habit and culture of these spoof politicians. No brains. No intelligence. Sad. lesterkk Your article is false, you say Malema did not respond to the abuse of his wife question when infact he responded and said he has never raised a finger against her or his ex

Chaos during SONA debate as Malema accuses Ramaphosa of abusing his ex-wife | IOL NewsParliament descended into chaos as EFF leader Julius Malema accused President Cyril Ramaphosa of abusing his late wife, Nomazizi Mtshotshisa. Your headline is missing the word 'late' Ramaphosa never mentioned Malema of abusing his wife why then does he pick up a fight with Ramaphosa. It seems he suffers from grandiosity complex.



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