ANCYL disgusted by ‘insane Afrikaner’

2010-06-08 16:12

The African National Congress Youth League is disgusted by “the

insanity” of “some” Afrikaner farmer who had reportedly lodged a genocide charge

against its leader, Julius Malema, at the International Criminal Court.

“The ANCYL is disgusted by the attention seeking sentiments and

insanity of some Afrikaner farmer from Rustenburg who has reportedly lodged a

complaint with the International Criminal Court about the singing of liberation

songs in South Africa’s ANC-led liberation movement,” the league said in a

statement.

The ANCYL said the laying of the charges was an attempt by

right-wing elements to divert it from its main political programmes.

“The issue of liberation songs is currently before South African

courts, which have issued an interim interdict on the singing of some of the

liberation songs until the ANC has successfully defended its struggle and

liberation songs and heritage.”

The league said it had never engaged in any criminal activity

because it was aware that this would undermine the freedom its “forbearers” had

fought for with their lives.

“If there are people who committed genocide against our people, it

is the Afrikaners who slaughtered many freedom fighters and innocent South

Africans to protect the racist apartheid regime for many years and we have

forgiven them for that.

“The reported complaint with the International Criminal Court has

only come to our attention through media reports, and no communication has been

sent to us by the ICC.

“We are more than sure that the ICC will never entertain some

Afrikaner’s stupidity and insecurities, and should instead focus on prosecution

of imperialist-sponsored wars that continue to happen in the world.”

The league said as a matter of principle, it was encouraging all

South Africans to beware of right-wing agent provocateurs, “most of who are

beneficiaries of a racist murderous apartheid regime”.

“They recurrently abuse the rights fought for by the liberation

movement in order to divert our attention from serious issues of economic

emancipation of the black majority and Africans in particular. We are never

shaken.”

According to Beeld newspaper, an unidentified Rustenburg farmer and

his family left South Africa last week for safety fears after deciding to lay

the charge against Malema.

Their lawyer, Fanie van der Walt, said the accusations against

Malema were sent in writing to the International Criminal Court in the

Netherlands yesterday.

The charges relate to Malema singing “shoot the Boer”, which the

Rustenburg farmer interpreted as inciting youth league supporters to commit

genocide against Afrikaans boers.

Shortly after being rebuked by the ANC, Malema changed the words to

“kiss the Boer”.

 

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