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'Hate speech' song Shoot the Boer banned by SA court

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.

The high court upheld a ruling by a lower court and ordered Mr Malema to pay legal costs.

Karen Allen reports from Johannesburg.

  • 12 Sep 2011
  • From the section Africa
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