Malema addresses crowd ahead of his court appearance

EFF leader Julius Malema has been summoned to appear in the Newcastle magistrate's court today under the Riotous Assemblies Act for calling on people to occupy land on two occasions, in 2014 and 2016.

Malema has been charged under this Act, created in the 1970s under apartheid. for inciting violence.

Malema believes he is being targeted because of his anti government stance.

EWN Clement Manyatela says Malema's lawyers have argued proceedings cannot continue as they are planning on bringing an application to the High Court to challenge the constitutionality of the Riotous Assemblies Act under which Malema has been charged.

His legal team have therefore asked for a postponement until 5 May 2017.

Listen to Malema's address outside court and EWN Clement Manyatela's report on the court proceedings below:

Read More
Mantashe, Duarte to meet with ANC stalwarts

Mantashe, Duarte to meet with ANC stalwarts

After a series of meetings, a group of ANC veterans is scheduled to meet with ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe.

SA companies selling marijuana oil to treat illnesses

SA companies selling marijuana oil to treat illnesses

A number of online companies are offering medical marijuana to treat medical conditions despite marijuana being illegal in SA.

Cape woman's murder seen as hate crime

Cape woman's murder seen as hate crime

Noluvo Swelindawo was shot and killed at the weekend and her body found near N2 highway.

SABC bosses are a law unto themselves  - William Bird

SABC bosses are a law unto themselves - William Bird

Last remaining SABC board member Mbulaheni Maguvhe abides by court ruling and agrees to parliamentary inquiry into board fitness.

Presidency denies receiving Claassen report on Phiyega unfit to hold office

Presidency denies receiving Claassen report on Phiyega unfit to hold office

City Press reports Claassen Board of Inquiry released report finding suspended National Police Commissioner unfit to hold office.

Application to set aside government's decision to withdraw from ICC urgent - DA

Application to set aside government's decision to withdraw from ICC urgent - DA

DA says court matter needs to be finalised before the withdrawal comes into effect in October 2017 and argues 4 points.