FF Plus not against liberation songs

2011-01-27 14:05
Johannesburg - The FF Plus on Thursday continued its campaign to stop the singing of "shoot the boer", complaining about a call by ANC Youth League president Julius Malema to resist attempts to have liberation songs banned.

"The Freedom Front Plus and other organisations' protests are not against the singing of liberation songs, as Malema is trying to incorrectly portray. It is about the singing of phrases such as "shoot the boer" ... which appears in the song 'Ayesab' amagwala'," said the party's Pieter Mulder in a statement.

"The FF Plus calls on all reasonable South Africans to fearlessly show their disapproval of such phrases, which cause great tension."

Mulder said Malema made the call in an address on Wednesday.

The party said it had succeeded in having the phrase "kill the boer" classified in the past, and would continue with the present campaign.

Malema is facing court action by lobby group AfriForum which is trying to prevent him from using the words.

The furore erupted when he sang it a University of Johannesburg gathering last year.

The ANC has defended it as part of a struggle song, but its president Jacob Zuma has also called on people not to sing songs that may be divisive.

The Freedom Front Plus, like many critics, fear someone may take the words literally.
- SAPA
Read more on:    afriforum  |  ff plus  |  ancyl  |  julius malema  |  pieter mulder  |  hate speech
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
10 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/News

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Save up to 40% on outdoor accessories!

Tents, sleeping, day packs and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Month End Madness Sale!

Save up to 60% on across a wide range of goods from books to electronics, DVDs and many more. Sale end 31 January 2015. Shop now!

Valentine’s Day gifts – 14 Feb!

Gifts to spoil him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off fragrances

Get 30% off fragrances for him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off All Textbooks

Save up to 30% off an extensive range of prescribed textbooks for all major universities and FET colleges. Shop Now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

There is a tendency to be too fixed on a set way of doing things today. You may get challenged and the best approach is to keep an...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.