SABC News - Rightwing movement to lay hate speech charge against Zuma:Friday 24 February 2012

Rightwing movement to lay hate speech charge against Zuma

Friday 24 February 2012 15:22


Gelofte Volk leader Andre Visagie.

Gelofte Volk leader Andre Visagie. (SABC)

Rightwing movement the Gelofte Volk is to lay a formal charge of hate speech against President Jacob Zuma at the Human Rights Commission in Johannesburg this afternoon. 

They claim that Zuma sang the struggle song including the words "Shoot the Boer" at the ANC centenary celebrations in Bloemfontein earlier this year.

Gelofte Volk leader Andre Visagie says they don't recognise Zuma as their president. “No state president encourages the killing of his own people. There fore we`re not his people any longer. The ANC government discriminates against white Boer people; they are deliberately excluding us from employment both in government and the private sector.”

Last year, ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema was found guilty of hate speech by the Equality Court for singing the same song.  ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu has dismissed the challenge calling it "nonsense".

“It can only be called nonsense because we know what president Zuma sang. We don't know whether these clowns were there or not we think they are just trying to gain some sort of importance.”

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