Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) leader, Julius Malema, believes singing of the struggle song “Dubula ibhunu” plays no role in farm attacks. On his second day giving evidence, Malema says singing a song has no impact like giving a command.
Malema gave his testimony before the Johannesburg High Court on Thursday in a matter brought by AfriForum to get the Court to declare the struggle song hate speech.
The lobby group argues that the singing of the song incites violence and contributes to the increase in farm attacks.
It was yet another dramatic day in court, with Malema not backing down. Malema disputes claims that singing the song “Dubuli ibhunu” encourages farm attacks. He argues that singing a song is different from giving a command.
As the proceeding continued, tensions rose during his testimony as he accused AfriForum of playing victims. Malema says the singing of the song is part of South Africa’s history and remains unapologetic about his stance. The court continues on Friday.
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