Following Economic freedom front (EFF) leader Julius Malema’s trial postponement, due to the hospitalization of co-accused (Kagiso Dichaba), it was reported that Malema insisted on having his day in court - a separate trial, if needs be.
A decision on whether to hold a separate trial in the Julius Malema’s fraud and corruption trial will be made.
Criminal Law expert, Tyrone Maseko spoke to Udo Carelse this morning (in for John Robbie) to explain how a separation of trial would be carried out.
Maseko explained that there is nothing in the criminal procedure act that says that parties have to be charged together. He adds that once a trial starts separately, they have to stay independent of each other - depending on availability of judges.
Listen to the full interview with Maseko below: