SOUTH AFRICA: Students sing 'kill the (white) farmer'

African National Congress Youth League leader Julius Malema is facing a barrage of complaints to the police and chapter nine institutions over his latest racial outburst, after he led students at the University of Johannesburg in singing 'kill the boer', writes Natasha Marrian for the Mail & Guardian. 'Boer' refers to white farmers. Malema also sang the song the previous week at birthday celebrations held in a province where six farmers had been murdered in the past month.

Pieter Mulder, Deputy Agriculture Minister and leader of the conservative Freedom Front Plus (FF+) party, laid a criminal charge against Malema with police in Pretoria last Wednesday. He said use of the slogan contravened section 16 of the Constitution, and that said Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa had recently promised farmers the police force would try to reduce farm murders. "Malema's use of the hate-speech slogan creates the opposite atmosphere," said Mulder.

Malema, according to the Sowetan newspaper, led students at the University of Johannesburg in a song with the words: "Shoot the boere [farmers], they are rapists." He told students that former president Nelson Mandela had convinced black people to forgive, but they should never forget what was done to them.
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