'Gordhan's best chance of success against Malema is with crimen injuria charge'

Pravin Gordhan arrives at the Brooklyn Police Station on 26 November 2018 to open criminal cases against EFF leader Julius Malema. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN

He [Gordhan] is going to have a tough time on the defamation charges… On injuria he stands a far better chance… So far as the other charge [incitement to commit violence]… I’m not sure it’s incitement…

James Grant

I’m not sure that the fact someone said something about his family crosses any special line…

James Grant

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan laid three criminal cases - crimen injuria, criminal defamation and incitement to commit violence - against Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema on Monday.

The laying of the charges comes following months of sustained attacks on Gordhan.

On Thursday Malema called Gordhan a “dog of white monopoly capital”.

The EFF responded to the criminal charges by saying it will open a case of corruption against Gordhan on Tuesday.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed High Court advocate James Grant.

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