ANC orders youth leader to stop singing hate song

Published April 7, 2010

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – South Africa's ruling party says it has ordered its youth leader to stop singing the song "Kill the Farmers" that some blame for the slaying of the country's top white supremacist.

Beeld newspaper Wednesday quotes African National Congress Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe as saying that he and President Jacob Zuma told youth league leader Julius Malema to stop singing the song that a court has ruled hate speech and unconstitutional.

The ANC is challenging that ruling in court, arguing the song is part of its cultural heritage.

Beeld says the three leaders met Tuesday, the same day a magistrate's court charged a 15-year-old and a 28-year-old farm worker with the Saturday slaying of Eugene Terreblanche.

Written by Associated Press

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