WATCH | Malema firm on firearm denial: 'They use us as a distraction from real issues'

10 September 2019 - 18:05 By timeslive

“If they want to charge [me], they must charge [me].”

These were the words of EFF leader Julius Malema outside the Hawks headquarters in Pretoria on Tuesday. Malema arrived at the office of the crime-fighting unit over claims that he fired a rifle at the party's birthday celebrations in East London last year.

“I don't know why they are being dramatic. In the past ... the Hawks have never had a problem meeting with us,” said Malema. 

Supporters came out in full support of the EFF leader.

Malema told them that the cases opened against him and his party were merely a distraction from the serious issues faced by SA.

“They just want to smear the EFF,” he claimed.

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