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ANC Julius Malema's Shoot the Boer ruled 'hate speech'

South Africa's high court has ruled that the anti-apartheid song Shoot the Boer is hate speech and banned the ruling ANC from singing it.

Afrikaans interest group Afriforum had complained about ANC youth league leader Julius Malema singing the song, which refers to white farmers.

Mr Malema and other ANC leaders had argued that the song was a celebration of the fight against minority rule.

Speaking after the court ruling, the BBC's Karen Allen said that Julius Malema appeared to be "a broken man" and could soon find himself expelled from the party.

  • 12 Sep 2011
  • From the section Africa
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