Date set for hate-speech appeal

2011-09-20 14:00

An application for leave to appeal against a “shoot the boer” hate-speech ruling will be heard in Joburg next Thursday, civil rights body Afriforum said today.

The ANC and ANC Youth League have said they would apply for leave to appeal the interdict because it bans reference to an integral part of their history.

The civil case was brought after youth league president Julius Malema sang the words at several public gatherings.

Following an application in terms of the Equality Act, Judge Colin Lamont declared the words hate speech.

Afriforum had argued the words made Afrikaners and farmers feel threatened.
Confirmation of the September 29 date could not immediately be obtained from the court.

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