'Malema's refusal to immediately condemn his supporters demonstrates intent'

The lawyers of talk show host Karima Brown have argued that Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema's refusal to immediately condemn party supporters who threatened her demonstrates intent.

The Johannesburg High Court heard the matter between Brown and Malema on Monday after the EFF leader published Brown's private phone number on Twitter in March, leading to her receiving death and rape threats.

READ: Sanef condemns Malema's actions towards journalist Karima Brown

Brown recently called on the Electoral Commission of South Africa to intervene over this issue.

Thando Kubheka details some of what was heard in court on Monday. She says Brown's lawyers are seeking a declaration from the court.

This declaration is that Malema and his party have breached the Electoral Court of ethics by taking that screenshot and publishing her number, exposing her to intimidation and accusing her of sending moles to an EFF event.

Thando Kubheka, Reporter - EWN

Brown's lawyers told the high court that Malema's tweet incited violence against women and aggravated his supporters to bully her online. They are saying his refusal to immediately condemn his supporters or people subjecting Brown to this abuse online demonstrated intent on his side and he saw nothing wrong with his actions.

Thando Kubheka, Reporter - EWN

They want the court to give him a formal warning to say if you do it again you may find yourself in serisou trouble. They say the public needs to know Malema broke the rules of free and fair elections.

Thando Kubheka, Reporter - EWN

Click on the link below to hear the full report...


This article first appeared on 702 : 'Malema's refusal to immediately condemn his supporters demonstrates intent'


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Activists seek African language development in universities

Activists seek African language development in universities

Elinor Sisulu says the government should prioritise indigenous languages.

ACDP claims new sex education program promotes oral sex to pre-teens

ACDP claims new sex education program promotes oral sex to pre-teens

The party says the curriculum encourages unsafe sex programmes and has given government an ultimatum to scrap the program.

Police investigating chilling discovery of 20 coffins in Orange Grove

Police investigating chilling discovery of 20 coffins in Orange Grove

Gauteng police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubela says they have not made any arrests yet.

Probe launched into why Monument High School failed to report bullying incident

Probe launched into why Monument High School failed to report bullying incident

In a video circulated on social media, one pupil is seen dragging and pushing another.

Vanderbijlpark woman pepper-sprayed while breastfeeding

Vanderbijlpark woman pepper-sprayed while breastfeeding

Itumeleng Tsoeua says an angry motorist complained about the way she parked when they threatened her.

[LISTEN] Marikana miners remembered

[LISTEN] Marikana miners remembered

Thousands of people gathered at the koppie on Friday to commemorate the 7th anniversary of the Marikana massacre.

Popular articles
Land Claims Court ruling: 'Jubilation when judgment was handed down'

Land Claims Court ruling: 'Jubilation when judgment was handed down'

Association of Rural Advancement director Laurel Oettle praises ruling by ConCourt to uphold move to appoint a special master.

[WATCH] Ndlovu Youth Choir shines once again with latest AGT performance

[WATCH] Ndlovu Youth Choir shines once again with latest AGT performance

The inspiring South African choirU2's Beautiful Day at America's Got Talent quarter-finals.

Want to get rich? Got R100? You don’t need millions to start

Want to get rich? Got R100? You don’t need millions to start

Bruce Whitfield interviews Anthea Gardner, author of "Make Your Money Work for You: Think Big, Start Small".

SA’s richest woman opens up about being a refugee and becoming a billionaire

SA’s richest woman opens up about being a refugee and becoming a billionaire

Magda Wierzycka – Sygnia’s renegade CEO – on her attitude toward money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

Mystery solved: Why smelly, blue sewage has been leaking into Cape Town forest

Mystery solved: Why smelly, blue sewage has been leaking into Cape Town forest

The reason for the leakage has been revealed, explains Table Mountain Aerial Cableway MD Wahida Parker.

The SA ballet star defying race and gender stereotypes

The SA ballet star defying race and gender stereotypes

Andile Ndlovu is a dancer with the Washington Ballet but is currently back in South Africa in Sleeping Beauty at the Artscape.

W Cape traffic chief: Stay close to other motorists on N2 to stay safe

W Cape traffic chief: Stay close to other motorists on N2 to stay safe

W Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa says private security working with the department is helping curb the stonings on the highway.

Were missing SA men victims of Vietnamese organ harvesting syndicate?

Were missing SA men victims of Vietnamese organ harvesting syndicate?

Gift of the Givers fears two South African men who went missing in Vietnam may have fallen prey to an organ harvesting syndicate.

'Not impossible' wife killer Rob Packham would reoffend if released - prosecutor

'Not impossible' wife killer Rob Packham would reoffend if released - prosecutor

Susan Galloway talks to Melanie Rice about the extensive public interest in the Packham and the Van Breda murder trials.