FW de Klerk Foundation slams SAHRC for letting Malema 'off the hook'

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- news24.com | 3 months ago

The South African Human Rights commission (SAHRC) has found that EFF leader Julius Malema's "white slaughter" comments do not amount to hate speech.

The SAHRC said hate speech in this particular case was determined by whether the speech uttered was a clear intention to incite harm. "Such incitement is not 'imminent' as per the language of section 16(2)(c) of the Constitution or foreseen at the time when the utterances are made.

"Moreover, viewed in its context, the statement deals with the subject matter of land dispossession and redistribution, and is not aimed at inciting harm to white people," the human rights body found.

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