'Shoot the boer' song banned

Published Mar 26, 2010


Singing "shoot the boer" is now illegal, the SABC reported on Friday.

The High Court in Johannesburg has ruled that use of the words is unconstitutional and unlawful, the report said.

The ruling follows an urgent interdict by Delmas businessman Willem Harmse preventing his colleague Mahomed Vawda from using banners with the words and singing the song during a march against the high rate of crime in Mpumalanga and Gauteng on April 9.

Vawda argued the words figuratively meant "kill apartheid" and wanted them chanted at the march.

Harmse argued the words perpetuated hate speech and incited hatred. - Sapa

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