The Constitutional Court has delivered a unanimous judgment declaring a section of the Apartheid-Era Intimidation Act unconstitutional.
In 2012, general Alfred Moyo, an activist from Makause informal settlement, in Germiston was arrested and charged with intimidation under Section 1(1)b of the act.
It's alleged Moyo planned a march against police brutality to the Primrose police station where he told officers he would make sure they were removed and there would be bloodshed.
Moyo was represented by the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa and the Centre for Applied Legal Studies.
Judgment: Sections 1(1)(b) and 1(2) of the Intimidation Act 72 of 1982 are unconstitutional and invalid. (1 of 2) pic.twitter.com/LwTRuXVlrk— Constitutional Court (@ConCourtSA) October 22, 2019