AfriForum files papers to overturn Malema white people 'slaughter' ruling

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- citizen.co.za | 2 months ago

AfriForum CEO Kallie Kriel has filed papers at the High Court in Johannesburg in a bid to have a recent ruling by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) overturned.

The commission found that various comments made by Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema did not constitute hate speech. While a series of complaints were looked at, it seems AfriForum is concerned in particular with Malema’s assertion that he and his party were “not calling for the slaughter of white people, at least not for now”.

The EFF leader made the comments in 2016, speaking to supporters and media outside the Newcastle Magistrate’s Court in KwaZulu-Natal, where he faced charges of inciting people to occupy privately owned land, a case which culminated in him launching a constitutional challenge to the Riotous Assemblies Act of 1956.

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