EFF leader Julius Malema has told the high court — during a ‘hate speech’ civil case — why the words of a Struggle song were changed from ‘kill the boer’ to ‘kiss the boer’.
‘Any one who sings it will be well justified to sing it. It’s a Struggle song — and our struggle was not hate. It was a struggle for freedom,” said the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, Julius Malema, during the ongoing “hate speech” case at the Johannesburg High Court on Wednesday.
Malema took the witness stand in the civil case brought about by AfriForum, relating to the singing of the Struggle song Shoot the Boer/Dubul’ibhunu.
AfriForum lodged a complaint in terms of the Equality Act, but has asked the court that the civil case also be referred for criminal prosecution.
EFF leader Julius Malema addresses supporters outside the Johannesburg High Court on 16 February 2022. Malema appeared in the hate speech case brought by Afriforum. (Photo: Julia Evans)[/caption]
AfriForum first lodged a complaint against Malema, EFF member Mbuyiseni Ndlozi and the EFF party in October 2020 after supporters of the EFF sang the Dubul’ibhunu song outside the Magistrates’ Court in Senekal during the bail hearing of those accused of murdering Free State farm manager Brendin Horner. The EFF and Julius Malema’s defence team pictured with Malema during a tea break at the Johannesburg High Court during a hate speech case brought by AfriForum on Wednesday, 16 February 2022. From left: Julius Malema, Ian Levitt, Angelike Charalambous and advocate Mfesane Ka-Siboto. (Photo: Julia Evans)-© Copyright (c) Daily Maverick