A warrant of arrest has been issued for EFF leader Julius Malema after he failed to appear in the East London magistrate’s court on Monday.
Malema’s legal team said his absence was because of a prior agreement reached with the state, the defense, and the magistrate.
Malema and his co-accused, security official Gerhardus Adriaan Snyman, were due to appear for allegedly discharging a firearm at his party’s fifth-anniversary rally in Mdantsane in 2018.
The warrant for both accused has stayed until their next court appearance on May 8. Should Malema fail to appear in court then, he will face arrest.