Malema won't sing 'Shoot the Boer' again

2012-11-02 09:30

Johannesburg - Expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema was party to an out-of-court agreement on the singing of the song "Dubula iBhunu" (Shoot the boer), according to a report on Friday.

The Star reported that Malema had confirmed he would not sing the controversial song again.

"Yes, I am party to it [the agreement] and I will continue to practice my culture and my heritage and I will continue to be sensitive to the needs of other communities," he said.

He said the agreement was in keeping with the African National Congress Youth League's stance on the matter from the beginning of the court proceedings.

"If you go to the tapes of the court hearing and check what we are signing for today, there is no difference. We need to educate our people about our culture in relation to our struggle, but also we need to educate our people of being sensitive so that they do not offend other people or communities," Malema said.


On Wednesday, ANC lawyer Leslie Mkhabela said an agreement on the song was signed by the party, lobby group AfriForum, and the Transvaal Agricultural Union (Tau SA) on Tuesday night.

The agreement stated the parties agreed that AfriForum and Tau SA would abandon an Equality Court order and that the ANC and Malema agreed to abandon the appeal to the Supreme Court.

The mediation agreement was made an order of court by the Supreme Court of Appeal.

The Equality Court had convicted Malema of hate speech and in effect banned the singing of the song in September last year, in a case brought by AfriForum.

Judge Colin Lamont held that the words undermined people's dignity and were discriminatory and harmful.

In a separate case last year, shortly before the Equality Court ruling, the South Gauteng High Court declared the song an incitement to violence.

An ANC appeal against the ruling had been indefinitely postponed and, according to AfriForum lawyer Willie Spies, his understanding was that "the appeal and the case will eventually die a natural death".

This case involved the same song, but resulted from a dispute between two businessmen about whether the term "Dubula iBhunu" was appropriate when displayed on a banner at a demonstration.

  • MichelleDeAngelNot - 2012-11-02 09:34

    *sings* How the hell can we believe you, how the hell can we believe you? How the hell can we believe you, you lie you bugger, you lie. Try getting that song out of your head now! *ducks and runs*

      bosveld.reaper - 2012-11-02 09:53

      Yeah we know Inkinga, it is damn hard to suppress one thought in that empty head...

      Andrea - 2012-11-02 10:00

      Inkinga ... you can think? Wow, we must let the world know!

      richard.hipkin - 2012-11-02 10:11

      @Ditantane, yes we know because YOU are the real racists... Enjoy your Friday..Bye bye...

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-11-02 10:24

      Yes they will keep singing this song because they are racist, they don't want a democracy but Black Power, they don't want equality, .......... Who are the true racists preventing us from moving forward?

      aniken.vader.31 - 2012-11-02 13:07

      HEY FOE - wanna come and tell me THAT to my face? I DARE YOU! If you compare my children to anmals, TRUST ME - we have also MANY animals we can compare YOU to!

      Doep100 - 2012-11-02 13:25

      foe, jy is die drol in die SA drinkwater!

      andrew.arnesen - 2012-11-02 13:29 - that was then. And this is now. Oh, and PS, if the shoe fits...

      jacques.smit - 2012-11-02 13:49

      lol @ struggle... Struggle to educate yourself? or struggle to win more tenders?

      christopher.shining - 2012-11-02 14:27 have parent issues. Your mutha must be a ho man to have a bastard pig like you..

  • lorain.maseko - 2012-11-02 09:39

    " We need to educate our people about our culture in relation to our struggle, but also we need to educate our people of being sensitive so that they do not offend other people or communities," Malema said." That's the most mature thing he's ever said,still dont like him though

      Forgotten - 2012-11-02 09:49

      @Lorain, Maybe someone wrote him that speech! Because it would also be the first time I hear him that is mature.

      honey.deelishus - 2012-11-02 09:51

      Yes Lorain - he has a speech writer. Malenema couldn't utter a mature word if he wanted to, at least not three in a row!

      MichelleDeAngelNot - 2012-11-02 10:00

      Lorain, I think he has no choice but to say this. He is facing some very serious charges and desperately needs to prove to the Courts that he's a 'reasonable bloke' and 'meant no harm'.

  • bosveld.reaper - 2012-11-02 09:49

    Geez he is so nice, I am definitely going to vote for him after he is released from jail in 30 years.

  • laurens.smit.507 - 2012-11-02 10:01

    His brain has two sides: Da Left Side and Da Right Side. In Da Left side there is nothing Right and in Da Right side there is nothing Left. And that is why we now sit with Dalema.

  • karel.freysen - 2012-11-02 10:02

    To all of you on this forum who still want to sing this song: I consider myself a Boer - would you like to shoot me???

      theandystokes - 2012-11-02 10:29

      Where and When? JD Shots or something a little stronger?

      lorain.maseko - 2012-11-02 10:29

      I doubt that anybody here wants to shoot anybody(atleast i would hope not). Personally I just dont see what's to be gained from singing hat song yes it's part of history and had relevance at some poinmt but right now singing that song wont enhance anybody's life.

  • gary.desousa.7 - 2012-11-02 10:02

    Sing it and be sued

  • ivy.malema.3 - 2012-11-02 10:11

    Leaders of the ANC will not sing the song

  • Joubs1957 - 2012-11-02 10:15

    Maybe we can start liking Juju??? LOL

  • Eterni80 - 2012-11-02 10:15

    oh, so we won't see/hear the royal enema at idols next year in the freestyle section ?

  • Ohminus.SpaceThys - 2012-11-02 10:16

    This is not news? This is rubbish!!!!! Why the F$%#* is there an article on this bafoon every single day on the news24 website? Really now? There are real things happening in the world!!!! Come on news24 get with it already!!!!

      Hein Van Wyk - 2012-11-02 10:25

      News 24 wants black vs white in the comments...

      Ohminus.SpaceThys - 2012-11-02 10:53

      Exactly Hein, its quite pathetic really, There are so many profound things happening each and every day in this world of ours, maybe South Africans should wake up and start looking at the bigger picture!!!!

      justin.mettew - 2012-11-02 11:35

      Sensationalism at it best/best!

  • Teuneman - 2012-11-02 10:21

    Doubtfull. Put a mic in his shower for starters.

  • Bra Tebzaah Sibilanga - 2012-11-02 10:24

    Was with him a few minutes ago and he was playing the song in the car,singing along.Or maybe I dont understand English.Singing along to a song means singing that song ne?If its true,then the headline is misleading.

  • raymond.buis.3 - 2012-11-02 10:26

    Shame so juju will have to find a new song to sing to his idiot followers. How's about something less offensive like . Nobody loves me everybody hates me I'm gonna eat some worms?

  • M'rio Mas Machar'a - 2012-11-02 10:32

    just shut up

      nathanjaysa - 2012-11-02 10:51

      GROWUP m8 you, and you listen, maybe you learn something here today atleast you get FREE education from us in the forum.

  • janis.moolman - 2012-11-02 10:40

    And this is news why

  • grace.kandetu - 2012-11-02 10:43

    I read all articles on Malema just because the comments are always so amusing. So much hysteria and mini heart attacks.

  • ivan.goodman.77 - 2012-11-02 10:47

    That does not mean he doesn't still feel that way, maybe its less talk more action or should I say less singing !

  • michelle.marshall.3158652 - 2012-11-02 10:50


      kenpeg.dawson - 2012-11-02 11:10

      Michelle, you must have balls to shout that.

  • ruben.maistry - 2012-11-02 10:53

    Who cares.

  • peter.jefferies.90 - 2012-11-02 10:59

    Malema is trying to do the right thing now to avoid going to jail! Too late fat boy can't wait for you to rot in jail.

  • peter.jefferies.90 - 2012-11-02 11:03

    I find it very funny that the masses want to sing a song about shooting the people that provide them with food. Hahahaaa what a load of morons!

  • thelma.flynn.96 - 2012-11-02 11:06

    If the parties concerned and everyone else believes this they need their heads read. A leopard never ever changes its spots

  • simphiwe.tladi - 2012-11-02 11:15

    Mxm...this is just pathetic!...the Transvaal is long gone,and an agricultural organisation in politics?...shocking,why aren't these names be banned too?,the Transvaal was an Apartheid gov. Province.INSENSITIVE.

      Lekwana Seage - 2014-04-02 13:59


  • terrylee.heuer - 2012-11-02 11:48

    Why have you deleted most of the comments News24??!!

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-11-02 12:31

    My culture and my heritage?.Oh! dear.

  • shaun.draai - 2012-11-02 13:10

    2 Chronicles 7v14: If my people who are called by my name, would humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven , and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

  • JHLR73 - 2012-11-02 14:00

    Malema busy changing?? He has been very quiet last few weeks and now this positive message from him. It gives me hope. That is to say if he is sincere..

  • Hemlock - 2012-11-02 14:16

    Until the next time !!

  • grant.montgomery.5074 - 2012-11-02 15:17

    A lot of comentators say how Malema is not news and News 24 should stop reporting what he says and does. I admit I read every article about him and will point out that so does everybody who posts comments.

  • sarecen.smith - 2012-11-02 15:57

    @foe, dam you must be one inbred dumd arse

  • craig.drysdale.96 - 2012-11-02 16:56

    What does Malema know about the struggle? The only thing he struggles with is woodwork.

  • diana.gill.18 - 2012-11-02 17:11

    Not enough, he should be silenced for life.

      Sakhiwo Tshem - 2013-10-30 09:04

      Lets hope he learn a leson dude

  • martin.engels.73 - 2012-11-02 20:22

    @foe. The longer you talk the more we all know what a fool you are. I wonder what your part in the struggle was exactly. Tell me if you get rid of 9 % of the population will that solve the problem that only 1,8 % of the rest of the population is educated beyond a grade 12 level. Good plan @foe, absolutely genius. Whats next, kill all the educated people. Because clearly you don't fall in that category either.

  • cindy.m.kelley - 2012-11-07 00:51

    Mooi so Juju! Ek lig n glasie op jou en sommer op jou volgende vliegtuig rit! Laat dit val waar dit wil ....

  • jungleboy - 2013-04-15 22:32

    It seems like someone has run out of money to pay the legal costs. Wouldn't it have been easier think first before you offend? Let this be a lesson to any politician happy to trample on the rights of others in a democracy.

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