ANCYL silent on hate speech ruling

2011-09-12 13:25

kalahari.com

Johannesburg - ANC Youth League president Julius Malema lost his second hate speech case on Monday as South Gauteng High Court Judge Collin Lamont declared the words "shoot the boer" to be hate speech.

Malema was not present for the judgment, and his spokesperson Floyd Shivambu would not comment on the judgment or say where Malema was.

"No we are not speaking," he said as he and other league members set off for a small court consultation room.

From the public gallery someone muttered: "Oh well they might as well ban everything."

Lamont found that the words "dubhula ibhunu", and "baya raypha" (they rape) were hate speech and should not be sung in public or private.

'Elated'

AfriForum CEO Kallie Kriel said: "We are elated about the judgment as we knew all along that this was hate speech."

He said the ruling a victory for the concept of mutual respect and dignity in communities over what he described as the culture of disrespect Malema was sowing.

"Should he try to take this on appeal, we will take this matter on. We have beaten him twice in court already," Kriel said.

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