The Equality Court today granted leave to appeal in the civil rights organisation AfriForum’s Kill the Boer hate speech case against the EFF, Julius Malema and Mbuyiseni Ndlozi.

This application comes after the Equality Court declared in August that the chant Kill the Boer is not hate speech.

Ernst van Zyl, Campaign Officer for strategy and content at AfriForum, says that this case is of great importance, as a message must be sent loud and clear that chants that incite violence is unacceptable and will have consequences.

“Today’s decision is only a single step forward in AfriForum’s great fight against the incitement of violence against farmers and minority groups. We will do everything in our power to ensure we defeat this dangerous, hateful behaviour,” concludes Van Zyl.