AfriForum accepts Malema challenge

2011-01-24 07:56

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AfriForum is ready to fight against ANC Youth League president

Julius Malema’s singing of an “inciting” struggle slogan in the Constitutional

Court and even at international forums, the organisation said today.

The civil rights group’s statement comes after Malema commented

yesterday at a press conference in Boksburg that he was prepared to go to the

Constitutional Court to defend singing the struggle song with the words “dubul’

ibhunu”, which, according to AfriForum’s court papers, means “shoot the

boer”.

Malema’s comments came in response to a question about AfriForum’s

court case against him, in an effort to stop him singing the song.

AfriForum chief executive, Kallie Kriel said his organisation

regarded this case as being of such high importance that no costs would be

spared to call Malema to order.

He said it was irresponsible of Malema to continue defending

slogans like “shoot the boer” given the levels of violent crime and murder in

South Africa.

“While Malema is contending that his inflaming statements should

not be interpreted literally, people are currently literally being murdered,”

Kriel said.

He said the organisation would continue its “stop Malema campaign”

to mobilise as many people as possible against the youth leader’s divisive

statements.

 

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