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Malema's 'cockcroach' has horror history

2010-10-31 22:33

Johannesburg - The hate speech case against Julius Malema will resume at the Equality Court on Monday, AfriForum said.

"Parties will have to report to the court on their efforts to settle the matter," said AfriForum legal representative Willie Spies in a statement released on Sunday.

The case is in response to Malema's singing of the lyrics, "shoot the boer".

Spies said that the court had adjourned in September to give parties a chance to resolve the dispute.

Spies also commented on Malema's remarks on Saturday when he called Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille a "cockroach".

Malema on Saturday told ANC Youth League supporters in the Western Cape that Premier Helen Zille was a cockroach and must be voted out of power.

"It is well known that the term 'cockroach' was used by Hutus to describe Tutsis during the genocide in Rwanda in 1994," said Spies.

"As many as one million people died in the conflict," he added.