Agri-SA’s hate speech case against Sexwale dismissed

By Khanyisa Tabata
28 August 2011

The Human Rights Commission has dismissed a hate speech complaint against Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale.

Agricultural organisation Agri-SA had complained about comments Sexwale made in 2009 in which he said the growing number of squatter camps in South Africa had been caused by people kicked out by what he described as “very, very evil farmers”.

The HCR found that Sexwale was merely expressing an opinion and that it did not amount to hate speech.


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