‘Stop hate speech’

2015-11-04 06:00

THE South African Minority Rights Equity Movement has laid criminal charges against a man for alleged anti-Indian hate speech.

The organisation’s Ashin Singh said the criminal charge was laid at the Prestbury police station on Tuesday. The charge relates to a tweet by Phumlani Mfeka of the United Council of Nguni Youth who tweeted “a dead Indian is a good Indian” in September. Singh made the announcement at a meeting called by the South African Muslim Network and the Al Ansaar Foundation, attended by about 300 people, held in Durban. The meeting, themed “Rising Anti-Indian Sentiment” aimed to find solutions to counter this perceived sentiment.

“He has broken several laws and the law must take its course,” said Singh. Human Settlements MEC Ravi Pillay said: “There is a line that divides legitimate discourse and that which calls for this type of violence.”

He said Mfeka has been issued a court interdict which will be before a magistrate next month, while he would meet with Mfeka later this week. - Supplied.

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