Tuesday, June 08, 2010

South Africa / International Tribunals

Malema May Face Charge in The Hague
Sapa dispatch in Cape Argus, June 8, 2010
"ANC Youth Leader Julius Malema is facing a possible genocide charge at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Beeld newspaper reported on Tuesday. An unidentified Rustenburg farmer and his family left South Africa last week for safety fears after deciding to lay the charge against the Youth League leader. Their lawyer, Fanie van der Walt, said the accusations against Malema were sent in writing to the International Court of Justice in the Netherlands on Monday. The charges relate to Malema singing 'Shoot the Boer,' which the Rustenburg farmer interpreted as inciting Youth League supporters to commit genocide against Afrikaans boers. Shortly after being rebuked by the ANC, Malema changed the words to 'Kiss the boer.'"
[n.b. This is the complete text of the dispatch.]

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