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Daily Podcast – July 27, 2018

Daily Podcast – July 27, 2018

27th July 2018

By: Thabi Madiba
Creamer Media Research Assistant and Reporter

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For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Thabi Madiba.

Making headlines: Malema Free State land invasion case back in court; Ramaphosa holds bilateral meeting with Brazil's Temer; And, KwaZulu-Natal capital braces for Zuma court appearance

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Malema Free State land invasion case back in court

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Economic Freedom Fighters' leader Julius Malema is expected to appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrates's Court today, for contravening the Riotous Assemblies Act of 1956. 

He was charged under this law after he encouraged EFF members at the party's elective conference in 2014 to occupy land.

Malema faces charges of incitement after he allegedly urged people to occupy vacant land during the EFF elective conference in Bloemfontein in 2014. He repeated the same call in June last year near Madadeni, KwaZulu-Natal.

He is challenging the constitutionality of the apartheid-era law, which he claimed was illegal.

 

Ramaphosa holds bilateral meeting with Brazil's Temer

President Cyril Ramaphosa held a bilateral meeting with Brazilian President Michel Temer yesterday.

The meeting was held on the sidelines of the 10th BRICS Summit taking place at the Sandton International Convention Centre, in Johannesburg.

The 10th BRICS Leaders' Summit continues at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg where heads of states and more than 1 000 business people from Brazil, Russia, China, India, and South Africa are meeting to discuss trade and investment among their countries.

 

And, KwaZulu-Natal capital braces for Zuma court appearance

KwaZulu-Natal police yesterday said that strict measures were in place today ahead of former president Jacob Zuma's appearance in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on fraud and corruption charges.

Zuma’s backers are believed to be working frantically to ensure a massive showing by the crowd today. Residents have been warned of heavy traffic in the central business district.

Zuma's supporters are expected to start gathering at Dales Park in Mayors Walk this morning and march to Freedom Square where they will wait for the duration of the case until they are addressed by Zuma. 

 

That’s a roundup of news making headlines today

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