“Sedition” I scream, “Sedition.” No it was legal. 100% legal.
A controversial law that originated in 17th Century England, the definition of sedition is, conduct or language inciting rebellion against the state.
This is the only law that Julius Malema could be prosecuted for by addressing the suspended SANDF members at the Lenasia Rec Centre. Now this law is not to be confused with the law of treason, which is violent act of waging war against one's country. Sedition has lawyers rubbing there hands together when thoughts of interpretation, and the years it could take to close the case.
Sedition is a way for the state to control the criticism levelled at it, by people within it’s borders. So lets move abit North of South Africa and see how things are going with Mad Bob, soldiers reported a Swiss tourist and fined him USD200 for calling Mad Bob names.
How does this fine work? Is it laid as a charge of Sedition?
So now, if our current South African government were to lay a charge of Sedition against Julius (which they can’t as the gathering was in a Hall and thus not illegal) how far would they be from Mad Bob who indiscriminately fines people for insulting him?
And now the micro governing of ordinary peoples lives displays the insecurities of the ruling party, and this Ladies and Gentlemen, is the game Julius Malema is playing. He might have initially gone to to Mad Bob to learn how to be a dictator, but his goal grew as he learnt. He went to Mad Bob to learn how to manipulate a dictator(s).
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