‘Dubula iBhunu’ case postponed

The Supreme Court of Appeal. Picture: Supplied by the court.

BLOEMFONTEIN - The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on Monday granted the ANC a postponement in a case relating to ‘Dubula iBhunu’ songs.

The ruling party is appealing an order from the South Gauteng High Court that the songs cannot be used at public gatherings.

Translated into English, Dubula iBhunu means "shoot the Boer".

Monday’s case was separate to the one brought by AfriForum against former ANC Youth League (ANCYL) leader Julius Malema.

The SCA judges said they would postpone the matter indefinitely, pending the outcome of the AfriForum case.

Earlier in 2012, Johannesburg’s Equality Court ruled the lyrics could not be used by anybody in a public setting.

The new application relates to a dispute between members of the same society.

The Society for the Protection of the Constitution claims that one of its members wanted to use the song at an anti-crime march.

When another member objected, they went to court before reaching a settlement.

But the ANC was not involved in the case and was not able to oppose the final order.

It is now appealing that order.

(Edited by Zethu Zulu)