Some political parties and prominent individuals have lodged a fresh hate speech complaint with the SAHRC against EFF leader Julius Malema.
This move was taken after Malema publicly stuck his neck out and said whites should not be slaughtered “for now”.
Juju made this statement on Monday, shortly after he left the Newcastle Magistrate’s Court.
The complainants of the new hate speech include the former national spokesperson for the Congress of the People Youth Movement (Cope YM), Elias Muller, the Democratic Alliance and AfriForum, along with others from different provinces.
In their separate complaints, they expressed fear that Malema might be a threat to the white race in the near future. Muller described Malema’s comments as reckless, irresponsible and shocking, considering the fact that he is a leader of a political party.
“…I request the SAHRC to investigate Mr. Malema’s statement of ‘not calling for the slaughter of white people, at least not for now’ because this suggests that there will be a time when Mr. Malema might call for the slaughtering of white people,” Muller said in his complaint.
Confirming the development, SAHRC communications coordinator Gushwell Brooks admitted the organization has received fresh complaints from individuals and some political parties.
“..The commission has received complaints from different provincial offices, these complaints are currently being assessed,” said Brooks.
The EFF leader has been a pain in the neck of many white South Africans. Although he claims he has no intention of driving them out of the country, however, he has vowed to take back the land from them, and return it to the indigenous black race.
Shortly after his second court appearance at the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on Monday – where he appeared on charges of contravening the Riotous Assemblies Act – he bluntly reinforced calls for whites to return the land. He also threatened to place white males where they belong if EFF takes over power.