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EFF Leader Julius Malema says they are Jesus. Photo: EFF / Twitter

ICYMI: AfriForum to appeal ruling on singing of ‘Kill the Boer’

AfriForum is set to appeal the ruling made on Thursday regarding the singing of struggle song ‘Kill the Boer’.

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EFF Leader Julius Malema says they are Jesus. Photo: EFF / Twitter

Lobby group AfriForum says it will appeal the South Gauteng High Court ruling on the singing of struggle song Kill the Boer. 

The court ruled against AfriForum which wanted the song to be declared as hate speech which incites violence. 


As previously reported, Judge Molahleli ruled that AfriForum failed to show that the lyrics of the song contravene the Equality Act or demonstrate a clear intention to harm or incitement.

It was ruled that declaring the ‘Kill the Boer’ song as hate speech, would curtail freedom of expression. AfriForum was also ordered to pay the EFF’s legal costs.

AfriForum Head of Policy and Action Ernst Roets said they will file an appeal because as far as they are concerned  there are several serious errors in the judgement. 

“Firstly, in terms of the application of the definition of hate speech and the test of whether something applies with that definition. 

“Secondly, the way in which the evidence that was presented in this matter was dealt with…we are convinced that a different court will come to a different conclusion.” 

Ernst Roets


The Democratic Alliance (DA) also weighed in on the ‘Kill the Boer’ ruling and judgement. . 

The party said there is no place in the country’s democracy today for advocating the killing of any particular persons, and calling for this through song or other means is unacceptable. It further called on the EFF and other parties to refrain from making racially inflammatory statements.

DA spokesperson, Sally Malatsi said South Africans who value our united, constitutional and rights-based democracy should unite and reject this ploy by the EFF to divide South Africa.

Malatsi said racially divisive and inflammatory statements like the lyrics of the ‘Kill the Boer’ song stand in the way of South Africa’s pursuit of reconciliation. 

“The wounds inflicted on many South Africans as a direct result of our history of racial division can only be healed by combined efforts to protect the rights of all South Africans.

“No one must be allowed to sing a song calling for the killing of any other minorities, and so the same should apply to this song.”

Solly Malatsi

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