Defend struggle songs, urges ANCYL

2011-04-11 08:39

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Johannesburg - The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) has called on South Africans to defend struggle songs and support the league's president, Julius Malema, who will appear in court on Monday facing hate speech charges.

"All South Africans from all walks of life are called upon to come in their numbers to show support for struggle songs of the ANC, which in a manner reminiscent of apartheid, might be banned because of some unexplainable fears of some few people," said ANCYL spokesperson Floyd Shivambu on Sunday night.

The case, brought against Malema by AfriForum for singing the struggle song with the words "shoot the boers" on a number of occasions, begins at the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg on Monday.

The court has set aside 10 days for the matter.

"All heritage activists and practitioners, artists, musicians, and those who care for the protection of South Africa’s struggle heritage and songs are called upon to reject claims that ANC songs incite violence, whilst they do not," Floyd said.

Earlier on Sunday, AfriForum said it will distribute one million pamphlets countrywide as part of their marketing campaign to garner public support against Malema's hate speech.

"The marketing campaign includes the distribution of more than one million pamphlets to households all over South Africa, and advertisements on television, radio and various publications," lawyer Kallie Kriel said.

This was to stop the use of inflammatory slogans such as "shoot the boer" and hate speech in general by Malema, he said.

- SAPA
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