Court to rule on ANC appeal against ban on controversial song
By Khanyisa Tabata
14 May 2011
Judgment is expected to be handed down next week in an application by the ANC for leave to appeal an order that the Shoot the Boer song incites crime.
The South Gauteng High Court is expected to rule on Monday after a Mpumalanga farmer in March successfully applied for an order to ban the song which ANC Youth League president Julius Malema insists on singing.
Civil society group AfriForum points out that this case is separate from their hate speech case against Malema for singing the struggle song.
Meanwhile, the Judicial Conduct Committee is this morning hearing a racism complaint against Judge Nkola Motata.
The complaint reates to remarks Motata made after he crashed his car into a wall in Johannesburg while drunk.
AfriForum says an audio recording of the events, played in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court during his trial, revealed that he had made racist remarks against whites after the crash.
They believe Motata's conduct violates the public's confidence in the legal system.