EFF to head to Constitutional Court after Riotous Assemblies Act challenge fails


- news24.com | 5 months ago

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party is heading to the Constitutional Court to challenge the constitutionality of the Riotous Assemblies Act in its entirety, after a full Bench of the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria found that only part of the act was unconstitutional.

The court challenge was instituted after EFF leader Julius Malema was charged for allegedly violating that act twice, when he ordered his supporters to occupy land in KwaZulu-Natal and Bloemfontein. Malema argued that it criminalised his Constitutional right to freedom of expression.

But the Department of Justice and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) argued that it did not limit the right of freedom of expression.

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