SAHRC hearings into Malema complaint
Johannesburg - The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will conduct hearings into complaints of hate speech made against suspended ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema, the Afrikanerbond said on Sunday.
"It is of extreme importance that the Human Rights Commission make a ruling on hate speech and/or inciting language which poses a particular threat to the constitutional democracy in general and minorities in particular," chief secretary Jan Bosman said in a statement.
The hearings would take place in Johannesburg on Monday and Tuesday.
SAHRC spokesperson Vincent Moaga confirmed on Sunday that the hearing would be held this week.
The Afrikanerbond said it had lodged three complaints of hate speech against Malema, since March 2010.
These complaints of hate speech were not only about the struggle song "shoot the boer".
"It must be seen against the background of a whole list of public statements and pronouncements directed against whites and minorities by Mr Julius Malema," said Bosman.