TOM EATON | The EFF's toy gun firing blanks — well, it’s all just a little far-fetched

The argument that people didn’t run for cover when Malema fired the rifle, which proves that they knew it wasn’t real is just a little hard to swallow

20 June 2024 - 21:34 By TOM EATON

As his firearm trial resumes in East London, Julius Malema has repeated his defence that he fired blanks from a toy gun to excite his followers. Sometimes the symbolism is so perfect that the jokes write themselves...

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