AfriForum takes Andile Mngxitama to the Equality Court
AfriForum instructed its legal team to compose court documents to lay a charge of hate speech against Andile Mngxitama, Leader of Black First Land First (BLF), at the Equality Court.
This follows after Mngxitama on 8 December incited the murder on white people during a speech in Potchefstroom.
“We’ll kill their children. We’ll kill their women. We’ll kill anything that we find on our way… We’ll kill their dogs. We’ll kill their cats. We’ll kill anything that comes before us,” said Mngxitama among others. He argued that his organisation will murder five white people each time a black person is murdered in South Africa. Mngxitama furthermore argued that his organisation is busy mobilising 50 000 soldiers for this objective.
This is blatant hate speech and incitement of violence.
In the court documents AfriForum requests that Mngxitama is ordered to
- Pay R500 000 to an organisation which campaigns towards battling hate speech.
- requests a finding by the Court that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) must institute an investigation to criminally prosecute Mngxitama.
AfriForum’s court documents ought to be filed at the Equality Court by tomorrow.