As reported by The Citizen a number of co-applicants are expected to file several inferences regarding racism, hate speech and apartheid denialism against activist Dan Roodt and Afrikaans singers Steve Hofmeyr and Sunette Bridges in the equality court early next year.
Plaintiff attorney Tracey Lomax said a claim was being formulated on behalf of a number of co-plaintiffs that would detail incidents including sexism, homophobia and incitement to violence against Hofmeyr, Bridges and Roodt.
The former pair fronted the Red October protest in 2013. Red October is a “movement dedicated to raising awareness about the inhumane slaughter and oppression of the White Ethnic Minority in South Africa”, its website says.
Roodt is the owner of the controversial Afrikaans rights website “Praag”.
Lomax said the dossier was being compiled of “any online publications by them, be it in the form of a blog post, a tweet or a Facebook post, as well as anything said publicly”.
The team would go back as far as the launch of the Red October march in 2013, which will also form part of the application on the basis that Bridges and Hofmeyr said a white genocide at the hands of blacks was underway.
The co-plaintiffs will argue this is incorrect, unfounded and tantamount to hate speech. Lomax said the purpose was to obtain an order which upholds the spirit of section 16 of the constitution.
The section states that all in South Africa have the right to freedom of expression, but not when it extends to propaganda for war, incitement of imminent violence or advocacy of hatred based on race, ethnicity, gender or religion.
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