S.Africa's ANC opens treason case against leftist leader Malema

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema addresses the South African parliament during a parliamentary debate about impeaching the South African president on April 5, 2016 in Cape TownSouth Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has brought a case of treason against opposition leader Julius Malema after he threatened a violent overthrow of the government, the party’s spokesman said Monday. The move follows an interview Malema gave to Al-Jazeera television Sunday in which he said that if the government used violence to suppress protest “we will remove this government through the barrel of a gun”. ANC national spokesperson Zizi Kodwa announced on Twitter that the party had gone to police to lay a charge of treason against Malema, leader of the radical Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).

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