Friday, March 12, 2010
I do wish the ruling party would stop calling for the death of whites!
When I noticed the newspaper adverts on the side of the road saying "Malema: 'Skiet die boere'", or the like, I knew that another member of the ANC had attacked minorities. Malema is the ANCYL president. The position traditionally is a stepping stone to become ANC president, and thus president of the Republic of South Africa.
The current President of the Republic of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, claims that non-Afrikaaner whites are not true South Africans. Mense wat is nie boere nie, is nie Suid-Afrikaaners nie. (people who are not Afrikaans, though he wasn't speaking Afrikaans, I am giving Afrikaans because the word boer means farmer, citizen, or Afrikaans speaking white. I am what is known as an English South African: not British, but English speaking Caucasian). Of course, attacks on Afrikaaners strike with me, we are often lumped together, despite the radical differences in our different cultures.
Julius Malema, who occupies the seat of African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) President sang at his birthday celebration in Polokwane on Monday: "shoot the boere, they are rapists". The ANC has defended the song as historic, claiming it perfectly acceptable and a song against cowardice and oppressive forces.
It is not the boere, I say, who enforce racist laws, and encourage farm murders with hate speech, it is the ANC, who say they will "kill for Zuma", intimidate judges, disband South Africa's version of the FBI, and appoint allies as intelligence chiefs.
Jacob Zuma is famous for singing "bring me my machine gun".
AfriForum, originally constituted in order to protect the Afrikaans language, against the oppressive forces attempting to destroy it during this post-apartheid leftest ANC rule of administrations, has become a champion of white and minority rights. The South African constitution, and government statutes, mandate discrimination against Caucasian South Africans.
According to AfriForum the song is hatespeech:
"AfriForm Youth held a different view. Its chairman Ernst Roets on Thursday sought to provide the league with a list of 1,600 people murdered on South African farms in recent years.
"It is our understanding that the Youth League claims this song should be seen within a political context and that it has no physical or emotional affect on whites or Afrikaners whatsoever," Roets said.
AfriForum was therefore providing the list of victims to show that singing of the song may have consequences.
"This is not a game of cowboys and crooks. On the ground people are being murdered while Julius Malema is singing and sipping on champagne."
Roets' attempt to give the list to the ANCYL proved fruitless, with no one willing to accept it.
He turned up at Luthuli House, the ANC headquarters, armed with the list and an email sent to the league alerting it to the organisation's intentions.
However, Shivambu said Roets did not make an appointment. He said the league had no knowledge of the bid to hand over the list of names.
He accused AfriForm Youth of "grandstanding".
Roets was determined to have the league see his list, threatening at one point to stick the list up on the outside walls of the ANC headquarters.
He thought better of it after a phone call to his lawyer, but proceeded to the Equality Court in Johannesburg where he submitted a complaint against Malema.
"We instituted legal proceedings... we want the matter to be referred to the National Director of Public Prosecutions, the song to be declared hate speech by the court, we want Malema to apologise and also to pay damages," Roets said.
The song "Kill the Boer, Kill the Farmer", sung by the late Peter Mokaba, was found to constitute hate speech by the SA Human Rights Commission in 2003.
The song sung by Malema was not the same song, though the lyrics were similar. The 2003 finding, therefore, did not apply to it, said Roets. - Sapa"
(SAPA (South African; independent; Secular) 11 / 03 | march / 2010)
Who is Marc Evan Aupiais?Attorney; Writer; Enthusiast of Germanic, Celtic, & Romance languages, with a love of exploring law, speech, legal systems, linguistics, sociology, & int. news.
I have always been fascinated with the law. By chance, it happens to be my field. I am an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa, as of 28 January 2016.
It was my fellow students' suggestions, in the final years of school, that I might be suited to a career in law, along with long discussions with a friend of mine - which imbued me with a keen interest in the history, language, and laws of the Roman Empire - that made me realise that law was the choice of career that best suited the ideas and plans I had for the future. I enrolled in an LLB degree at Wits University and subsequently graduated Bachelor of Laws a few years later.
I completed, with distinction, the Law Society's Legal Education and Development (L.E.A.D) School for Legal Practice program. I am pleased to have had the privilege of having served at two very different firms during my articles, giving me a much broader experience of work in the profession.
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