Stop Malema – Afriforum Campaign
Julius Malema recently sung the song “Awedubula i’Dubulu” at at least two public events. Here is a translated version of the song:
“They are scared the cowards”
“Do shoot the/a farmer”
Ziyarobha le zintsha
“They rob us, these dogs”
The word “farmer” is used in this context as an expletive to refer to whites, or more specifically to Afrikaners. AfriForum Youth has launched a campaign to stop Julius Malema’s inciting statements for once and for all. This campaign will only succeed if YOU participate in it. The campaign will include the following:
- A complaint of hate speech at the Equality Court
A hate speech complaint has been submitted by AfriForum Youth and AfriForum against Malema. Julius Malema is the first respondent and the ANC the second respondent. The ANC has been added as party, because they stated that there is nothing wrong with the words “Shoot the farmers”. In this case, AfriForum Youth and AfriForum demand:
- That the song “Awudubule (i)bhunu” should be declared to be hate speech;
- That Julius Malema is ordered to apologise for his conduct;
- That Julius Malema is ordered to pay a fine and that this money should go to organisations that work with the victims of farm attacks; and
- That the case is referred to the National Director of Public Prosecutions for the criminal prosecution of Malema.
- Stop Malema petition
A petition has been launched to prove that South Africans do not condone Malema’s actions. The petition will be sent to Malema’s email address. This will also serve as evidence against Malema in court. Petition forms can be downloaded from here and faxed back to AfriForum Youth. In addition R10-00 can be contributed to the campaign by sending the word “STOP” by SMS to 38655 (in other words each SMS is charged at R10-00).
- Protest march to Malema’s office
On Friday, 19 March 2010, at 10:00, AfriForum Youth, AfriForum and members of the public will protest at Julius Malema’s office. Well-known people will attend and a list of the names of more than 1 600 victims of farm attacks will be handed to Malema.
- Other steps
Various other steps will also be taken against Malema. These actions will be announced in the media and on this site.
Fulltime students can join AfriForum Youth via the website www.afriforumyouth.co.za. All other people who are interested in supporting us on a permanent basis, are welcome to join AfriForum via www.afriforum.co.za.