JOHANNESBURG – The Gupta family and several of their companies are launching an urgent application against the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema, to interdict him from inciting violence against their employees.
The matter has been filed in the High Court in Pretoria and is set down to be heard this morning.
The application follows comments by Malema last week that he cannot guarantee the safety of Gupta-owned ANN7 and The New Age employees at the party’s events.
Twelve applicants, including the three Gupta brothers, The New Agenewspaper and ANN7 are asking the court to interdict Malema.
Acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane is listed among the respondents.
The Guptas also want the courts to prevent any person interfering with the activities of journalists employed by the two media companies.
They’re asking that the court allow the journalists to attend any event, march or meeting of any nature.
The EFF, which is opposing the application, issued a statement yesterday reiterating its position that it doesn’t consider the Gupta-owned newspaper and television station as part of the free media in South Africa.
Here is a recent video of EFF supporters with placards written ” Gupta’s must go” and burning a ANC t-shirt.
Here is a recent video of EFF supporters chanting with placards written " Guptas must go" , burning a ANC t-shirt. The Guptas this morning launched an Interdict against EFF, Malema to protect their workers from attack.Video Credit : Bafana Nzimande
Posted by TownPress on Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Video Courtesy : Bafana Nzimande