Malema loses bid for ConCourt appeal

2011-11-04 19:07

Johannesburg - ANC Youth League president Julius Malema has lost an application for leave to appeal directly to the Constitutional Court against a hate speech ruling.

In court papers, stamped on Wednesday [November 2], the court ruled it was not in the interests of justice for it to hear the application at this stage.

High Court Judge Colin Lamont found Malema guilty of hate speech in September for singing the song "shoot the boer".

  • Hildegard - 2011-11-04 19:09

    Excellent news!! Let's hope that sanity and justice prevails.

      Servaas - 2011-11-04 19:43

      All I have to say is: LEKKER, LEKKER, LEKKER, LEKKER!!!! KRY VIR JOU!! Elke hond kry say dag, maar 'n brak kry 'n naweek!!!

      Servaas - 2011-11-04 20:18

      Steve: Spot on Boetie! We will see who will be the "under dog" in the end, this will be very interesting. See those ANCYL clowns burn down Luthuli house and the ANC letting the police loose on them.. Much needed divide the country requires.

      Vusi - 2011-11-04 20:22

      Yes this is EXCELLENT news. For more than one reason. Firstly we should not even be having cr@p of this nature in the Constitutional Court. What does he think???? Nobody is, according the constitution, allowed to call each other names, let alone kill people. It was nothing else but blatant provocation. Secondly I can't understand that tax payers money is squandered in this unnecessary manner. We have so many more pressing issues to deal with than sing songs about killing each other.

      Servaas - 2011-11-04 20:32

      Vusi, imagine all the RDP houses that could have been built, hospitals upgraded to acceptable standards, job creation and basic things like proper service delivery for the less-privileged as well as a public transport service that actually works if the money they squander out was put towards that. Protests and that nonsense will be a thing of the past. As always, spot on with your comment!

      Vusi - 2011-11-04 20:45

      @Servaas. Don't laugh Servaas, but I am starting to think I should become the Minister of Finance one day and then make SARS a direct department in the same building! I would downgrade all of them to a bicycles, sell their luxury 4x4's and sell all these palaces they live in and move ALL of them into the informal settlements for a year so they can feel what life is like in a flooding winter in Cape Town. But seriously now. Someone with a brain should take over the finances of this country because I'm still puzzled by the police overspending their budget 700%. I don't understand this???? Do they just pick the phone up and some moron sits there and transfer money all day long???? What is the point of budgets? And if there is no point then PLEASE explain to me how we can overspend this much???? Are we already just printing more and more money like Mugabe????? Where will our currency end up?

      Servaas - 2011-11-04 21:02

      @Vusi: Yes, It actually is not a laughing matter. I laugh at the fact that it's so unbelievable the nonsense they get away with.. having read your comments the past few weeks, my friend, I will back you all the way for Finance Minister. The currency, yes, agree, I am one of the culprits sitting in Keya, waiting for the rand to plummet (usually in the middle of a strike or if Malema shoots his mouth, chase away investors and then I remit to SA. I remitted 6 months salary a few weeks ago when the rand was at 8.24 compared to the 6.63 about 2 months ago. It hurts me as a South African sitting in kenya, seeing how Kenya tries it's best just to move forward and on the other side see SA and government p*ssing it all away as if it is a fountain that will never dry up. It is scary to say the least and if something is not done I am afraid in the next 10 years we will be just another African banana republic like Zim.

      Koos - 2011-11-04 21:48

      Vusi Good evening minister of finance. Nice listening to you. Re "Someone with a brain should take over the finances of this country". Re Roux Shabangu's statements tonight - Could you please explain all those overspending on travelling, accommodation and rentals on police buildings there is not only a national budget but a budget for every small division or specific trip. How in the world can the minister of agriculture spend so much money for a week but do not know it? Do you think it's possible? How can anybody authorize a lease agreement at 3 to 4 times the normal rate? Good luck - and if you need help, please use good people for budgetary control for the spending of ministers. On a daily basis. You can appoint somebody - or a few - for R1m per year - he / she can save R1m per day it seems. As for the concourts decision - wise men do not want to waste their time - I admire them.

      Bokkoors - 2011-11-05 09:39

      HA HA HA HA HA HA ...

  • Shoe - 2011-11-04 19:14

    Walking-Talking Piggy-Bank Malema has lost count of his legal battles and woes.

  • MWF - 2011-11-04 19:15

    HAHAHAHAHAH! Put that in your pipe and smoke it fatboy

  • Lauden Kirk - 2011-11-04 19:22

    Sorry my friend it gets harder from here.

  • Kate - 2011-11-04 19:23

    Bwahahahahha sorry for you Maafoedies. Time for you is running out

  • Eidel - 2011-11-04 19:26

    What now? Will it stop him from singing the hate song.......

      MWF - 2011-11-04 19:41

      No, but the next time he sings it he will have committed a proven CRIME! :)

  • Jou - 2011-11-04 19:26

    Where in the world would a person appeal the right to sing a song about killing people!!!!! Malema your a disgrace

      Gaanake - 2011-11-04 21:09

      ... Or a political party that claims to represent all its citizens equally but is happy to support a song that hurts a huge section of its citizens - by appealing a court decision nogal.

  • Stephen - 2011-11-04 19:37

    Lol, decrying the ruling as a travesty of justice and an infringement of free speech when the ANCYL is trying to stop the release of the anti-Malema song.

  • Atholl - 2011-11-04 19:52

    The Bill of Rights is not a game.

  • Costa - 2011-11-04 19:56

    nice one,they must have a look at all the money his mate "Mabilu" has made from dodgy land deals

  • Mike - 2011-11-04 19:58

    Maybe, after all, sanity has prevailed.

  • africanwolf - 2011-11-04 20:06

    Serious guys where is Vukani- Superprevillegged? I really miss him usually he is crying in every news article

      Vusi - 2011-11-04 20:30

      hahahahaha AfricanWolf.......Vukani is drinking, it is Friday night and it is Johnny Walker night at Malema's house!!!!!!

      Gaanake - 2011-11-04 21:20

      Probably angry that after marching for 60KMs, he was left behind when the real "comrades" flew out to Mauritius for a wedding. He wouldn't have been invited anyway, he is an extra, not an actor.

  • John - 2011-11-04 20:24

    Give Judge lamont a Bells..Make it a double..Wise decision..South Africa's own fat barbarian is about to crash and burn..

  • boatmedic - 2011-11-04 21:19

    And so the Empire starts to become a Black Hole (Excuse the punt) My grandmother always said, Give a man enough rope and he will hang himself. Now I want to see what happens with the ANCYL and their bid to stop a certain song from being published.....

  • Alva - 2011-11-04 21:23

    What good news! Brightened up Friday evening no end!

  • George - 2011-11-04 21:42

    Whooo hooo!

  • bothahe - 2011-11-04 23:22

    Now lets hope they start arresting those that sing it.

  • Wayne - 2011-11-05 07:12

    Could this be the beginning of the end for JuJu... lets hope so... lets hope the top brass grow some cahones and kick this little oxygen thief into touch with a unexpiring red card !!!!

  • Ian - 2011-11-05 07:50

    good news, go have your morning dop you fat ugly pig

  • Bill - 2011-11-05 09:28

    Well now every time he sings it, each and every boer must lay a charge of incitement to commit murder against him...!

  • Andrew - 2011-11-05 16:00

    Brilliant, we have the best Constitution in the world!

  • KCorsar - 2011-12-06 19:05

    So now that he has possibly lost his position with ANCYL (outcome of ANC DC appeal has taken sometime to surface), has never worked a real job in his life - WHO PAYS ALL THESE LEGAL BILLS?

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