South Africa: Letter of the Law - Why the EFF Was Not Guilty of Hate Speech

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- allafrica.com | 2 weeks ago

Unsurprisingly, the SA National Editors Forum (Sanef) and a number of journalists lost a recent court case against the EFF.

Unsurprising, because Sanef and the journalists used the wrong legal mechanism. Last week, the Gauteng High Court, sitting as the Equality Court, dismissed the application of the SA National Editors Forum (Sanef) and various journalists against the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and its leader, Julius Malema, in which Sanef asked the court, among other things, to interdict Malema and the EFF from intimidating, harassing, threatening or assaulting journalists and from actively or tacitly encouraging their followers to do so.

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