JOHANNESBURG — The firearms discharge trial of Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has been postponed until Tuesday after a prosecutor resigned.
Malema appeared briefly with his co-defendant Adriaan Snyman, owner of a private security company.
Prosecutor Joel Cesar, who has since taken over the case, requested the postponement, saying he had not yet reviewed the statements and interviewed witnesses.
Malema is accused of shooting an automatic rifle during EFF’s fifth anniversary celebrations at Sisa Dukashe Stadium in Mdantsane in 2018.
He is charged with unlawful possession of weapons, violation of arms control law, unlawful possession of ammunition and negligent endangerment of persons or property.