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New bill could jail SA comedians for 10 years

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John Vlismas, Tol Ass Mo and Jason Goliath. (Photos: Supplied)
John Vlismas, Tol Ass Mo and Jason Goliath. (Photos: Supplied)

Johannesburg - They pick on individuals, particularly politicians, and spare no consideration for race, gender, religion, culture and language in their pursuit of laughter.

Now they are on the receiving end of state bureaucracy and, they say, it is no laughing matter.

Professional comedians have cautioned against the adoption of the proposed Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill, calling it "too broad and very restrictive".

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