AfriForum in bid to appeal 'Kill the Boer' ruling

AfriForum in bid to appeal 'Kill the Boer' ruling

Lobby group Afriforum has applied for leave to appeal the Equality Court ruling on ‘Kill the Boer’

Ernst Roets
Masechaba Sefularo

It has filed papers at the High Court in Johannesburg.

In August, the Equality Court dismissed the hate speech case brought by Afriforum against the EFF over the singing of the Dubula ibunu (Kill the Boer/Kiss the Boer) chant.

Afriforum argued the song constituted hate speech and incitement to do harm.

But the court found that AfriForum could not prove that the song amounts to hate speech or incites violence.

The group lodged its complaint in October 2020 after supporters of the EFF sang “Kill the Boer, Kill the farmer” outside the Senekal Magistrates Court in the Free State,  where the accused murderers of farm manager Brendin Horner were appearing.

“This appeal case is going to be an important indicator for us of the state of affairs as far as our political order is concerned,” says AfriForum's Ernst van Zyl.

“However, if the legal system turns its back when minorities are threatened and targeted with violence, the most important option that remains is that we have to look after our own safety.”


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