Lobby group AfriForum says it will seek leave to appeal a Johannesburg High Court decision to strike out with costs the case of Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema, MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi and the party.
The case concerns the performance of the song Dubula iBhunu or Kill the Storm.
It comes after people dressed in EFF colors sang the song during the Brandin Horner murder case in the Free State last year.
AfriForum, which brought the case, argued that the performance of the song was tantamount to inciting hatred and inciting violence.
The video below is AfriForum’s reaction:
The lobbying group sought sanctions against EFF members and a public apology from the party’s leaders.
Here’s how Judge Edwin Mollahlehi ruled: “The complaint that the first impugned song ‘Kiss the Boer’ or ‘Kill the Boer’ or ‘Kiss the farmer’ is hate speech and unfair discrimination is dismissed. Two: The complaint that the second song performed by “Bizani ifire brigade” or “Call the fire team” is hate speech and unfair discrimination is dismissed. The applicant must pay the costs… I pass judgment.’
Live streaming of the verdict: