Julius Malema and his bodyguard pleaded not guilty in their firearm discharge trial. They revealed that the firearm was not a real one.
The SAPS ballistic expert confirmed that a cartridge found at a stadium in Mdantsane belonged to a firearm owned by Malema’s bodyguard.
Malema fired into the air at a rally in Mdantsane in 2018. Malema and his bodyguard are facing criminal charges in connection with the incident.
The leader of Economic Freedom Fighters also faces charges of an illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Meanwhile, Malema’s defense claimed the firearm was not real.