‘Insult’: artist must be stoned — Shembe

2012-05-23 00:00

THE legal team representing controversial artist Brett Murray filed an urgent court application to charge Enoch Mthembu for inciting violence yesterday afternoon.

This follows a scathing attack on the artist by Mthembu, the spokesperson for the Thembezinhle faction of the Nazareth Baptist Church,commonly known as the Shembe church.

Murray’s lawyer, Okyerebea Ampofo-Anti, of Webber Wentzel, said they filed court papers yesterday afternoon. “We are taking him to court for inciting violence against our client. We did try to get information from Mthembu so that we can serve him with papers to this effect, but he refused to give us his details,” said Ampofo-Anti. She said they would appearing in court today.

Mthembu was quoted by The Times as saying that artist Brett Murray must be stoned to death.

He said: “This man has insulted the entire nation and he deserves to be stoned to death.

“What he did clearly shows his racist upbringing because art does not allow people to insult others.”

• thobani.ngqulunga@witness.co.za

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