Black First Land First slogan found to be hate speech

Arthur

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But the ruling is about the BLF and the Slogan. Not the Slogan itself.
You are trying to draw a distinction without a difference.

The EC did not rule on the organisation's policy or intent - those remain unchallenged and without censure or sanction. The court ruled on the use that slogan.
 

ToxicBunny

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You are trying to draw a distinction without a difference.

The EC did not rule on the organisation's policy or intent - those remain unchallenged and without censure or sanction. The court ruled on the use that slogan.
By that organisation.
 

Fulcrum29

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https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/courts/2138861/freedom-of-expression-institute-assists-blf-in-appealing-hate-speech-ruling/

Freedom of Expression Institute assists BLF in appealing hate speech ruling
The controversial party has argued that their slogan should have been considered constitutionally protected political expression.

Marginal political party Black First Land First (BLF) has filed papers in its court bid to overturn a ruling that declared its slogan Land or Death hate speech.

It has been assisted in the case by lawyers from the Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI), a post-democratic NGO based in Johannesburg.

The Equality Court last month gave Andile Mngxitama’s party a month to remove its political slogan from its regalia, social media, and website, and also to tender a written apology to all South Africans within the same period. The apology was to be published on the SAHRC website.

That deadline for this would have passed this week.

The clerk of the Equality Court was also directed to send a copy of the judgment to the director of public prosecutions for possible institution of criminal proceedings against the party and its leaders.

At the time, the BLF accused those who had complained against the party and its slogan of attempting to keep them from contesting the elections on May 8.

In court papers filed to the high court in Johannesburg on Monday, the BLF has argued that the Equality Court magistrate erred on a number of matters in his ruling, in the main having “misdirected himself in that the literal interpretation he attached to the impugned struggle slogan ‘Land or Death'”.

They have argued that the phrase should not have been interpreted literally.

They said the magistrate’s interpretation was at odds with the objective historical meaning of the slogan as “a legitimate form of political expression that is worthy of constitutional expression”.

They called the ruling “a denial of democracy … at variance with our courts’ jurisprudence on freedom of expression”.

The “hurt feelings” of the complainant, Lucy Strydom, should also not have been “elevated” to override freedom of expression in the constitution.

The BLF further argued that the slogan was not an incitement to imminent violence, hatred based on race or hateful speech, and therefore did not meet the requirements for being hate speech.

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I need to know, does the FXI support this?


and why are they supporting the BLF in any case???
 

TysonRoux

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LOL at the barbaric savage - must be tough without the Gupta funds.


Black First Land First (BLF) leader Andile Mngxitama appeared in the Equality Court for a hate speech case brought against him by AfriForum.
 

Looney

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This loser is a proper joke. Can’t help but piss myself laughing every time he opens his mouth.
 
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