Julius Malema, EFF leader, remains in the sights of AfriForum’s private prosecution unit, while this unit is also preparing to prosecute the suspended South African Revenue Service’s Tom Moyane.
AfriForum announced on Thursday at a media conference in Centurion that it has filed an application to compel the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to prosecute Malema on charges of corruption and robbery. The case, in which Malema allegedly benefited from a tender agreement with the company OnPoint Engineering, was scrapped in 2015.
AfriForum has earlier filed similar applications in two other cases involving Malema, after which the NPA recently decided to prosecute Malema for both of these cases.
One case concerns the firing of a firearm in 2018 at an EFF rally in the Eastern Cape and the other case of the assault of a police colonel in April 2018 at the Winnie Madikizela-Mandela funeral.
Adv. Gerrie Nel, head of AfriForum’s private prosecution unit, announced that the NPA had given him permission to prosecute Moyane privately on charges of assault and malicious damage to property. It stems from an incident in 2017 where Moyane allegedly knocked and kicked the mother of his grandchild in a house crash.