Malema files appeal against song ruling

2011-12-06 18:35

Bloemfontein – ANC Youth League president Julius Malema has filed a notice of appeal at the Supreme Court of Appeal on Tuesday against a court ruling that he was guilty of hate speech.

The South Gauteng High Court convicted him in September after Afrikaner lobby group AfriForum took him to court for singing the song "Shoot the Boer".

Judge Colin Lamont granted Malema leave to appeal.

Lamont held the words undermined the dignity of people and were discriminatory and harmful.

"No justification exists allowing the words to be sung... the words were in any event not sung on a justifiable occasion."

Lamont said it was not relevant whether the words were not exposed to some people of society.

"If it is exposed to a portion of society then it is relevant."

An SCA official said the matter was expected to be on the court roll for the sitting in September 2012.

  • jruppersberg - 2011-12-06 18:40

    Hopefully he gets convicted of corruption soon! I will personally hand him a jar of Vaseline on the day of his sentencing :-)

      Trent Hodges - 2011-12-06 18:52


      Irene - 2011-12-06 19:06

      Polydonkey ~ Crawl back into your hole troll.

      colin.dovey - 2011-12-06 19:12

      I have got a Violin in my room in case you know how to play it - trouble is, you seem to know only ONE tune.....terribly boring.

      jruppersberg - 2011-12-06 19:13

      @Poloyantonki. Do you want a tissue for your issue? Nearly 2 decades after apartheid and you are still blaming it for your shortcomings. But hey... what more can you expect from a Malema supporter... Poor thing.

      CALAMITYSA - 2011-12-06 19:29

      Poloyatonki - Dumela. Judge Lamont obviously applies more intellect than you can realise. Think you should rather start thinking like an adult with normal average IQ. You know well the song was NOT sung in a situation calling for it. Rather get to know what is right and what is wrong. Not WAS - IS.

      Fredster69 - 2011-12-07 08:22

      Poloyatonki..for you and Julius I want to say...THE STRUGGLE IS OVER!!!

      rbczovczov - 2011-12-07 08:33

      Malema is like that dirty stain that refuses to go away. He is like that annoying little line of dirt that you can never get onto the dustpan.

  • Larry - 2011-12-06 18:45

    This guy needs to be committed to a home for the mentally impaired.

      Ettienne - 2011-12-07 08:31

      Agreed Larry! The little fatty boy just doesn't know when to quit. He was probably sitting at home with his finger up his nose to the 3rd knuckle when he had this brain fart..... Juli-arse...nobody cares you chop! You're done for...give it up!!!!!

  • Poloyatonki - 2011-12-06 19:00

    I support you juju.

      jruppersberg - 2011-12-06 19:03

      How stupid must you be to still support this moron?! My dog has more common sense...

      Lebza Dikgetsi - 2011-12-06 19:51

      Viva Juju viva,Amandla!

      Ettienne - 2011-12-07 08:33

      Ignore this troll and just report all his comments.

  • yummyhamster - 2011-12-06 19:02

    ok .. correct me if am wrong.. wasnt he suspended ? if so then why do they still refer to him as being the president of the youth league ? and he is trying to get the court to say it is ok for him to incite murder and racism ? some one needs to do something about him..

      Poloyatonki - 2011-12-06 19:47

      You are not even a ANCYL supporter but you are so concern about our young leader.

      yummyhamster - 2011-12-06 20:06

      Poloyatonki i am concerned about what he does to our country. Your grammar is as bad as Ju Ju's. He is not a leader, he is a puppet and as long as the police does their work he will be a convicted criminal for tender fraud as we all know he is guilty.He was suspended and NO LONGER the leader of the ANCYL so there for he is not YOUR leader anymore. The NEW president of the ANCYL is your leader. JuJu is a joke and he needs to go farm with his 20 head of cattle far far away from the rest of the sane people.

      jody.beggs - 2011-12-07 09:11

      @Poloyatonki so go comment on the Xhosa news website and leave the adults to discuss important issues. Damn Poloyatonki , save South Africa !

  • eradingoana - 2011-12-06 19:21

    I wonder who finances the Legal Costs because the man is out unless it was just fooling the public.

  • hellodanie - 2011-12-06 19:31

    i am so sick of this guy. is there no other news - how about Ping-Pong in China or anything else?

  • Stephen - 2011-12-06 19:42

    Who cares? Who is Malema again?

      jruppersberg - 2011-12-06 20:35

      Stephen. Julius Malema is the suspended president of the ANCYL. He is also a corrupt politician that made millions with tender fraud. He gained his popularity by promising economic freedom to the poor but ended up embarrassing South Africa worldwide with his unschooled, idiotic and moronic statements. He will soon be convicted of corruption and fraud and will be sent to jail where his rectum will be nationalised. He will then only be remembered as a common criminal and prison rape victim :-)

      Sharon - 2011-12-06 21:36

      @ polly - respect is earned and as thus is not given lightly - malema is a non entity and should be treated as such,it is only in africa where you find a vast number of oxygen thievs respecting a thief and a liar

  • Cheryl - 2011-12-06 20:15

    You're also a farmer now u dumb twat....

  • comurray - 2011-12-06 20:32

    Is fat boy shooting his mouth off still, I thought he was out stealing cattle so he could start farming on land stolen from legitimate farmers. It is about tiome he was deported to Zimbabwe to help Bob out of the mire.

  • TheWatcher - 2011-12-06 20:52

    Just let one misguided idiot write a song called 'Kill the Black*' and watch the feces hit the rotating office appliance. *Or other ethnic subdivision/racial slur Time for the Malenema saga to be put behind us.

  • Edward - 2011-12-06 21:04

    @poloyatonki lets kill the blacks lets kill the blacks lets kill teh blacks just because we can!!!! this is my cultural & historical song. what you say about that?????? you mos said its his right to sing that. show me respect!!!!! this sounds just as stupid as what mal-enema sings ne. you dont whant to hear this just like i dont whant to hear mal-enema's song. both is degrading & racist!!! lets see you argue this one.

      JazzyBlues - 2011-12-07 08:33

      Cat got your tongue Poloyatonki? Cant answer Edward can you? Edward you are so right, the song is degrading and racist!

      Windy - 2011-12-07 09:50

      its fine if you don mean to kill blacks you are welcome to sing your struggle slogan(historical song)

      Edward - 2011-12-07 21:23

      @madsipho. please read past the first part you can understand. in my next paragraph (which might be to diffucult for you to understand seing that you and juju share the same matrick results) i mention that what i wrote is racist. you have just proven my point that the ancyl (&like minded blacks) like to dish out, but is pathetic at taking the same. luckily, the majority of black south africans are awaiking to the fact that we are all (except the piglike anc menbers gorging themselves at the poor peoples expense) neaded in this country.

  • Robert - 2011-12-06 21:44

    Let it be, and get some real direction and purpose in life - "killing" people is not vogue these days, even in Africa.

  • shaun.hillary - 2011-12-06 22:55

    ANCYL President on the first lines... has he not been suspended and there for not the president of the YL anymore? What gives?

  • Aces - 2011-12-07 01:50

    Geeeez ... with all this spare time on his hands now he can appeal everything he has been found guilty on and be paid for by his " family trust fund"

  • jeremy002 - 2011-12-07 06:55

    The problem here is that he has the full backing of the ANC leadership. They have made public statements to that effect. That is why this is going ahead. It is not just ou Julius doing his own thing. It is much bigger. We need to realise that. We should all sincerely hope and pray that it gets thrown out, with costs to the ANCYL. Of course we the taxpayers will end up paying the huge court bill again, whatever the outcome. It is not helpful to say this, but perhaps it is time for an opposing struggle song, as mentioned by other commentators here. We need to play it on the radio and we need to sing it out load and clear in public at every opportunity, so that the absurdity of this saga might at last sink in. No other medicine seems to work. Remember 'De la Ray', although that was tame and about the British, but questions were asked in parliament and mild panic ensued - they know what we are capable of!

  • DieSeL - 2011-12-07 08:27

    Juju appeals Every ruling that is not in his favor. Personally i think this may show that he has no confidence in the justice system of the country. If he is appealing a ruling, he is is essence saying that the court is wrong.

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