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Julius Malema and Adriaan Snyman plead not guilty in firearm discharge trial

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema and his co-accused bodyguard, Adriaan Snyman, have pleaded not guilty to charges of illegal possession and use of a firearm.

The pair appeared in the East London Magistrates Court on Tuesday, where the first two witnesses have testified.

In July 2018 shortly after the EFF’s anniversary celebrations at the Sisa Dukashe Stadium in Mdantsane, a video went viral.

That was the moment in which it appears Malema walked out onto the stage, fired a rifle several times, before handing the gun to another man allegedly his co-accused Snyman.

But despite this, both say they are innocent.

The second witness is the woman who allegedly found an empty cartridge on the stadium grounds following Monday morning.

She was part of a cleaning and maintenance team.

She’s told the court that when she found it, she was shocked as she had never seen a cartridge that large
In her testimony, she’s also confirmed the cartridge was empty.


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A previous interview with late South African rapper and hip-hop artist Riky Rick revealed how he met his wife Bianca Naidoo.

Bianca Naidoo and Riky Rick

Riky Rick’s family confirmed his death on 23 February which was rumoured to have been suicide. The rapper is known to have suffered with depression. Since his death, many were interested in his wife, Bianca Naidoo. So, how did Riky Rick meet Bianca? The pair met at a restaurant in Sandton, Gauteng. Learn More

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