ANC to intervene in hate speech case

2011-02-25 11:39

Johannesburg - The ANC was allowed to intervene in the hate speech case against its youth league president Julius Malema, Judge Colin Lamont ruled on Friday.

"The ANC is joined to the proceedings as the first intervening party," he told the Equality Court sitting at the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg.

The Transvaal Agricultural Union was joined as the second intervening party.

The case related to Malema's use of the term "shoot the boer" contained in a liberation song.

It centred on his use of the song on specific occasions - including in Polokwane, at the University of Johannesburg, in Rustenburg, in Mahikeng and in Harare, Zimbabwe in March and April last year.

The ANC believes it is part of its heritage, while the TAU and AfriForum believe it can contribute to the murder of Afrikaners and farmers.

AfriForum launched a hate speech complaint against Malema at the Equality Court last year.

  • Alwyn - 2011-02-25 11:50

    Of cousre that will be the case,seeing that the ANC is the orginisation advocating the killing of farmers by singing this song at their rallies,just more proof that they have been involved all along,I WILL be using the K word again as part of my herritage ,and will start singing old army songs that promotes hate,whats good for the goose is good for the gander

      E.Andlau - 2011-02-25 12:28

      No dont use the K word. Otherwise you're no different than the ANC.

      nobodyneedstoknowme - 2011-02-25 12:46

      Don't stoop to that level. Remain the better human.

  • E.Andlau - 2011-02-25 11:54

    Shoot the judge?

  • SAFFA-CAT - 2011-02-25 12:00

    I wish life threatening illness would intervene....

  • Sanity_Check - 2011-02-25 12:01

    We need less jada jada....and more action!

      E.Andlau - 2011-02-25 12:39

      How about more football?

  • dnel1974 - 2011-02-25 12:02

    Now what now? When is it actually going to court?

      E.Andlau - 2011-02-25 12:24

      Oh dont take your eyes off the rugby on the telly in front of you man! No worries!

  • semurai - 2011-02-25 12:06

    "kill the boer" why not kill poverty!! and racism!!, we as South Africans deserve better than spending a lot of money fighting in courts because we cant get along with each other, while our people are starving, Im geting sick of all this nonsense Black vs White thing its old news, we to move forwad as the nation and fight social ills regardless of whether Im black or white or yellow or green. really im sick

      E.Andlau - 2011-02-25 12:12

      Well ... the whole idea is that you get so sick of it that you take it to the streets like the people of Libya ... and not sit in front of a blog and jada, jada, jada, :-)

  • romano.plescia - 2011-02-25 12:08

    It's spelt Mafikeng as in the H is actually an F!!!!!!

      Tseleng - 2011-02-25 12:17

      No boet it's Mahikeng, I take it your not Tswana.

      Schmieglie - 2011-02-25 12:34

      No romano.plescia, the original name was Mafeking, as given by the British. It was bastardised to Mafikeng/Mahikeng

  • Schmieglie - 2011-02-25 12:29

    And here we have the ANC spending valuable resources on something as ridiculous as a song and that idiot Malema. The focus should rather be on the real issue, fighting crime.

      E.Andlau - 2011-02-25 12:35

      Their focus is where you allow them to focus on. Take it to the streets. Look what just happened in Egypt.

  • multicon - 2011-02-25 12:30

    Those desperately clinging to revolutionary songs lacks the intellect to move beyond the revolution. It draws the conclusion that this type of mentality persists in pugnacious and irreconcilable people who has a genetic disposition and will always act in barbaric ways. With other words, if there had never been white settlers in SA, there would still be no peace and prosperity in the region. And please, this comment is not intended at discriminating against race, as there is bad apples in any orchid, it is just the ratio that matters.

      E.Andlau - 2011-02-25 12:37

      Herd mentality in other words.

      lmduplessis - 2011-02-25 12:50

      Baaaaaa - 2011-02-25 13:11

      baaaa baaaaa baaa ba ba beran baaaaa baaaa baaaa ba beran. Anybody know of a good grazing spot. this one is tainted.

  • Piet - 2011-02-25 12:40

    I think we must dig up history and grab all the old song/jokes about the people who "TOOK" our assets and declare them "HISTORY"

  • Win14 - 2011-02-25 12:46

    Dear ANC, everything has a time and a place, and "kill the boer" was perhaps understandable in PW Botha times and before. But now it makes zero sense, just like "silent night, holy night" drops dead right after Xmas. There are many worldwide examples, eg. the German anthem: under Hitler the first verse started with "Deutschland über alles in der Welt", which was dropped in its entirety after the war. Why? Germans are intelligent and successful because they didn't keep their megalomanic and murderous past alive.- And never forget one thing: if even only ONE dimwitted, disgruntled (of course ANC-voting) farm-labourer takes "kill the boer" seriously, we already have another boer murder on the cards. You ANC people are desperately sick. With all those 3.300 farm (boer-) murders since 1994, and with all your baby-rapes etc etc, this sickness is definitely anchored deep in your genes ... so we are obviously farting against thunder with trying to "make you understand" and change your disgusting ways.

  • The Bambatha Rebels - 2011-02-25 12:47

    We the Bambatha Rebels voice our support for the plight of white farmers being slaughtered - why is our future and unity being sabotaged by loyalties to an age and era that has passed???? Is not right no matter who u are ek se!!!! the future is what matters!!!! Join the Bambatha rebellion today - follow us on twitter as we fight to bring the voice of the people to the ears of our leaders – BAMBATHA_Rebels on twitter - Amandla Ngawethu!

  • sonofagun - 2011-02-25 12:52

    They have changed airport names, street names, suburb names, everything of historic importance to a large portion of S.A. citizens, because it reminded them of a negative past. What is so difficult to understand about the fact that this "small" part of their historic song, is not only an unacceptable phrase to a large part of South Africans, but also has a direct bearing to major crime related issues against humanity! Is it so difficult to accept? What would happen if Germany had a kindergarden song relating to the killing of Jews. Im sure the United Nations would intervene. Where are they standing regarding this very sensitive South African Issue!!!!

  • Errol Xolo - 2011-02-25 12:52

    Ever heard of KARMA, what goes around comes around. The moment these farmers treat their workers right then all of this will stop! Don't get me wrong, am not at all for the killing of the farmers. But is it alright 4 those ppl that work for R9/day and do R150/day's work? As much as that doesn't justify any killing of any sort, but it's an injustice and it needs to be challenged and rooted out not by killing though! We South Africans of all race groups, genders(males, females, gays and lesbians) need to stop acting discriminatory towards one another when engaging in anything. Be it work, business dealings, relationships*, etc. We ALL just need to stop seeing COLOR amongst ourselves!

      Psychotron - 2011-02-25 13:00

      So why not get the labour law to intervene or something like. Instead of signing hate speech songs use your brains and fight for the workers, and not fight to kill whites!!!

      E.Andlau - 2011-02-25 13:09

      Or maybe we just need another excuse to hate.

  • Stox - 2011-02-25 13:00

    Having black slaves is part of my heritage. Can I do that then?

      The Bambatha Rebels - 2011-02-25 13:06

      eish friend, even though i dont like what you are saying you are right the 2 can be put into the same pot.....heeeerrrrr is not right what we are doing to each other..... Join the Bambatha rebellion today - follow us on twitter as we fight to bring the voice of the people to the ears of our leaders – BAMBATHA_Rebels on twitter - Amandla Ngawethu!

      Stox - 2011-02-25 13:17

      Lol ^^ thank you for seeing it like it should be seen. Light at the end of the tunnel. Not sure of the details of your cause, but I hope it goes some good. This "heritage" crap is just an excuse. Some "heritage" or "cultural practices" are good and some are bad. Slavery was bad, so we pruned it out of our culture. It's called societal evolution and needs to be done to advance. Let's wait to see if these cretins chose to advance, or stay in their past-their-sell-by-date, dark-age "sangoma" ways. It's 21st century people. Wake up.

      E.Andlau - 2011-02-25 13:21

      You gave up on your heritage remember?

  • Scott - 2011-02-25 13:06

    What has god got to do with politics? Why, each time something comes up that the ANC cant answer, they revert back to religion. The answer is simple here people, there are a number of different races that share our country. Lets be respectful of one another, our beliefs and our choices. Singing about killing people is not socially acceptable. If you want to do this in the confines of your own house you have the right to do this. But signing it in public is bound to upset people. Now tell me, what have you proved other than being ignorant of other? Maybe the ANC sould educate their people, they thrive off the uneducated! Simple. Now humba all of you!

  • the_w_agent - 2011-02-25 13:24

    I would like to know is the use of the word K%&*ER illegal in SA? and If they call me a BOER may I replay with calling them a k$@#ER?

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