Former ANCYL leader Julius Malema dubbed President Jacob Zuma a "murderer" during an impromptu speech outside the High Court in Pretoria late on Thursday.
Malema, who had earlier in the day launched the Economic Freedom Fighters, was attending an urgent application by Dali Mpofu. The advocate was seeking State funding for representing miners at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry.
"The government is caring only about themselves. They don't care about you," Malema said, according the IOL.
Malema added that Zuma's "murderous regime" was responsible for the deaths of the 34 striking miners in Marikana on 16 August 2012.
"They pay only the lawyers of murderers. Those who have killed people are getting money," Malema said.
"They must know they will go down in history as murderers," the expelled ANCYL leader added, with reference to Zuma and Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa.
According to the report, Malema also branded National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega a "useless person".