- Sep 25, 2012
EFF leader Julius Malema's lawyer Tumi Mokwena has been acquitted on four counts of attempted murder by the Polokwane High Court.
Judge Ephraim Makgoba said on Tuesday that Mokwena acted in self-defence and had no intention to kill anyone, noting that he found the evidence by four state witnesses to be 'dishonest, unreliable and disingenuous'.
Mokwena was accused of attempted murder after he shot and injured four farmworkes over a salary dispute at Zebediela Citrus Farm Estate in 2017.
Mokwena said he shot one of the workers because he would have wasted his time trying to escape the violent scene. Mokwena added that he had no time to be fighting over a gun with Maile Mamokhere whom he shot on the he hand.