Malema hate speech appeal to be heard soon

2012-10-01 22:20

Bloemfontein - The Supreme Court of Appeal will hear a Equality Court hate speech appeal by Julius Malema and the ANC in November, AfriForum said on Monday.

The hearing was set down for argument on 1 November.

AfriForum spokesperson Willie Spies said the appeal related to Malema's singing of the controversial struggle song "Dubula iBhunu" (Shoot the Boer), which was held to be hate speech.

Spies said although Malema had been expelled from the African National Congress - he was the party's Youth League's president - he was still fighting to have the song legally accepted as part of the ANC's heritage.

AfriForum laid a charge of hate speech against Malema for singing the song at, among others, his public addresses in March 2010.

A court official confirmed 1 November hearing date.

  • christelle.james.7 - 2012-10-01 22:55

    Can this human being who is causing so much rife, strife and hatred just disappear......

  • sj.fourie.56 - 2012-10-02 00:47

    This boy needs to be taught manners....

  • sj.fourie.56 - 2012-10-02 00:47

    He reminds me off an wharthog. Lol.

      Annelize Grobler - 2012-10-02 08:39

      always reminds me of this... Bobbejaan klim die berg, om die boere te vererg, hoera vir die hollie bobbejaan !!!

  • Pete7930 - 2012-10-02 07:30

    Hey, News24, great picture of 'Potato Head'.

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-10-02 07:47

    all that will come of this is the lawyers will get richer

  • linda.eeden - 2012-10-02 09:06

    What about Jacob Zuma? He sang the same song on 08 January 2012 at the ANC Centenery Celebrations in Bloemfontein.

      mc.segal.5 - 2012-10-02 18:42

      What they should do is make sure that there is absolutely no food to eat in Bloemfontein in December

  • gaenakgang.lesego - 2012-10-03 01:58

    Eish........................ malema hw old are you?

      pumelele.ncokazi - 2012-10-07 12:32

      He is 34 yrs

  • pumelele.ncokazi - 2012-10-07 12:44

    Ppl who ar presiding 2 ths song ar those ppl who dnt knw dt da racism is stll on nd thy dnt knw da hstry of south africa ovr boers so big up 2 juju,(ujin telebrach)ws abusng a young boy 2 b his slave @ da farm,n we as south afrcan we sy we ar proud liberation is taking plce hai khona dubula ibhulu juju I m bhind u al da wy evn @ mangaung

  • vracaza - 2012-10-10 13:30

    Personally I don’t agree with singing such a song post 1994, its outdated in my opinion, I believe it needs to be modified. Similar to the one that goes like “Amabhulu azizinja” I don’t think its fair to call others dogs, its very offensive especially for the fact that its based on racial differences. There are many other struggle songs which we can sing and need to be protected.Additionaly I don’t necessarily have to get rid of all the "offensive" songs but we can still sing the songs but slightly modify the offensive parts.

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