The Constitutional Court has reserved judgment in the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema‘s bid to challenge the constitutionality of the Riotous Assemblies Act in its entirety.

Malema approached the court to have the act, which he is charged under for allegedly inciting violence and unlawful land occupation while addressing his followers in KwaZulu-Natal and Bloemfontein, invalidated. In 2019, the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria found that only a portion of the act was unconstitutional.

The 64-year-old law was drafted by the apartheid regime, in order to limit the number of public protests.