Mfeka still tweets hate

2015-11-12 12:03
Phumlani Mfeka

Phumlani Mfeka (File)

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Pietermaritzburg - Not even a court interdict has ­silenced Mazibuye African Forum leader Phumlani Mfeka.

On November 3, a Pietermaritzburg high court judge confirmed a court interdict preventing Mfeka and his group from spreading hate speech and inciting violence.

Mfeka was also ordered to ­remove any such remarks from ­electronic media, including text messages, Twitter, WhatsApp or on Facebook.

However, just three days later Mfeka posted on his Twitter ­account: “Indian employers must realise that their time has now come to face the consequences of their ­racism.”

Previous hate speech posts have also not been removed.

The interdict was obtained by Transport, Community Safety and Liaison MEC Willies Mchunu, and Human Settlements and Public Works MEC Ravi Pillay in the wake of an SMS sent to Pillay by Mfeka.

Mchunu said then that Mfeka’s latest utterances amounted to a criminal offence and steps in that regard would be taken against him.

The matter would also be referred to the Human Rights Commission.

Yesterday, Mfeka told The ­Witness that no one would stop him from “speaking the truth”.

“If speaking the truth is against the rules of this country, then let it be,” he said.

“I do not want to go into details because my legal team are engaging with the legal team from the Office of the Premier.”

The National Prosecuting Authority and the Premier’s Office had not responded to questions on the matter by the time of going to press.

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