Wednesday, 27 November 2019 10:57

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is going to charge EFF leader Julius Malema for allegedly firing a weapon in public during a rally in the Eastern Cape.

Malema appeared in court in East London on Wednesday.

NPA said in a statement that Malema faced five counts, including the unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, discharging a firearm in a built-up area or public place and reckless endangerment to people or property.

The incident took place during a rally at Sisa Dukashe Stadium on July 28 2018.

His bodyguard Adriaan Snyman has also been charged.

The case was postponed to February 24 2020 for the state to provide the defence with docket contents and video footage.