ANC to appeal song interdict

2011-09-19 12:47

The ANC will appeal against the interdict which stops the singing of the liberation song “shoot the boer,” ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe said today.

“The NEC re-affirmed its commitment to protect its heritage by appealing the court decision that bans our struggle song ’ayesaba amagwala’,” Mantashe told reporters in Joburg.

Last Monday, Judge Colin Lamont declared some of the words hate speech. Singing them could lead to a contempt of court charge.

Civil group AfriForum took the matter to court and won the judgment.

This was after ANC Youth League president Julius Malema sang the song several times in public. The league has already said it would appeal the judgment.

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