Julius Malema threatens to end lawyer’s career if he doesn’t win his case. The outspoken and controversial EFF leader Julius Malema never ceases to amaze me. Malema who is being charged with assault for assaulting a police officer at Winnie Madikizela Mandela’s funeral in 2018. Malema is being accussed together with his MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, however they are both not pleading guilty. Julius Malema had threatened his lawyers that if they do not win this case for him, then that will be the end of their careers.
Many were calling Malema a hypocrite considering that he has hired a white lawyer instead of a black lawyer since his speeches are mainly about black empowerment. Malema who is never short of words responded to the accusation by saying “Laurence Hodes has been with me for a long time ago. He doesn’t start to represent me now. He has presented me before and he will represent me anytime I want him to represent me. No fool can tell me which lawyer must represent me,” he said.
He said that they had used black lawyers before who had failed to win simple cases for them. “We must never worry about that. We leave that in Laurence’s hands and his team. We must win this case. If we don’t win this case, then they must know that they have compromised their careers. They can’t lose such a simple case,” Malema said.
The EFF leader said that they had Advocate Laurence Hodes and attorney Ian Levitt as part of their payroll as a party to represent them anywhere in the country.
Malema also went on to say to March next year. “We are not an anti-white organisation, we are a non-racial organisation,”
Their assult case has been postponed to March next year. After his court hearing Malema went on to address his party members and supporters who had come to show him support at the Randburg Magistrates court. Watch his address below.
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