FF+ worried over hate speech challenge

2011-09-15 18:45
Johannesburg - Challenging the "shoot the boer" hate speech ruling in court would send a negative message to the world about relationships in South Africa, the Freedom Front Plus said on Thursday.

FF Plus leader Pieter Mulder said: "Although the message is an oversimplification of the situation in South Africa, it cannot be expected that the world has to understand the intricacies of the ANC's politics."

Judge Colin Lamont ruled in the South Gauteng High Court on Monday that the words of the song containing the "shoot the boer" lyrics constituted hate speech and that they could not be sung.

Mulder said he intended briefing the presidency of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO) in Belgium on the ruling on Friday and Saturday.

He represents Afrikaners on the presidency of the organisation.

Mulder said he would tell the UNPO about positive events during South Africa's hosting of the Soccer World Cup last year as well as the "negative of farm murders".

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