SAHRC hearings into Malema complaint

2011-11-27 22:33

Johannesburg - The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will conduct hearings into complaints of hate speech made against suspended ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema, the Afrikanerbond said on Sunday.

"It is of extreme importance that the Human Rights Commission make a ruling on hate speech and/or inciting language which poses a particular threat to the constitutional democracy in general and minorities in particular," chief secretary Jan Bosman said in a statement.

The hearings would take place in Johannesburg on Monday and Tuesday.

SAHRC spokesperson Vincent Moaga confirmed on Sunday that the hearing would be held this week.

The Afrikanerbond said it had lodged three complaints of hate speech against Malema, since March 2010.

These complaints of hate speech were not only about the struggle song "shoot the boer".

"It must be seen against the background of a whole list of public statements and pronouncements directed against whites and minorities by Mr Julius Malema," said Bosman.

  • Christelle - 2011-11-27 22:41

    It does not rain, but it pours......strange that what goes around always comes around!! Malema should seriously looking into his cattle farming.

      cameronjohnprice - 2011-11-27 22:56

      I wonder if he will be any good at it?

      Christelle - 2011-11-27 23:01

      As long as they are all the same colour, it might go ok..:-)he must just ensure that the cattle use all the land he provides to graze, otherwise it might be seen by the government as wasted land by an imperialist and they could grab it without compensation.

      Francois - 2011-11-27 23:23

      As long as he leaves the breeding to the bulls, it will probably go okay.

      Christelle - 2011-11-27 23:33

      Francois, as long as it it not Blue Bulls:-)

      Blip - 2011-11-28 01:06

      He only has 20 cattle (gifted to him by Mugabe) -- so they probably all have names! Can't build a R30m mansion by farming 20 cattle!

      Christelle - 2011-11-28 01:33

      Hmm, many "us and you" comments above - clear indication of separation, being the forerunner of racism.......

      Brian - 2011-11-28 09:34

      Given his experience as leader of the ANCYL I'd have thought he'd be better suited to sheep farming?

  • cameronjohnprice - 2011-11-27 23:02

    I can picture it: Malema: " bloody agent Cow!!!" Cow: "Mooooo" Malema: "Don't come here with your animal tendancies" Cow: "Mooooo" Malema: "Foetsek....bloody rubbish!"

      Blip - 2011-11-28 01:09

      Those cows are extremely tjatjarag.

  • Gordon - 2011-11-28 03:01

    I think what Africans of all colour fail to realise is the HUGE amount of damage this guy has done and is doing to the image of South African politics. He might have a point about the inequalities in our society, but the way he behaves, make these problems seem like a joke.

  • Lynn - 2011-11-28 06:34

    You reap what you sow.

  • pierre.hough1 - 2011-11-28 07:34

    I laid charges with the SAHRC during 2010 but never heard from them again. I fully support the charges of the Afrikanerbond. This bugger, that has caused so much damage to human relations in South Africa must be nailed to the mast of fools as a warning to other contemplating similar utterances.

  • Burtfred - 2011-11-28 07:40

    This has become the Christelle and Impi show. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

      Francois - 2011-11-28 08:23

      Stop reading then and don't waste your time commenting.

  • Nigel - 2011-11-28 08:20

    SAHRC, Hawks, SARS, ANC....sounds like Malema has bitten off more than he can to finish him off so that he doesn't get up again.

  • Jason - 2011-11-28 08:25

    One thing that annoys my soul about groups like this is they are racist to the core..But when someone has something to say about them they jump up and down crying. In many ways they exactly like the ANCYL.

      Deon - 2011-11-28 10:40

      You are free to lay a charge against them when you hear racial slurs etc. Most of these people think before they talk, unlike Malema.

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