SCA seeks clarity on 'Dubula ibhunu' appeal

The SCA has asked lawyers to clarify whether the ANC and Malema will appeal the case together.

ANC supporters at the Freedom Day celebrations in Pretoria. Picture: Taurai Maduna/Eyewitness News

JOHANNESBURG - The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on Monday requested that the ANC and expelled Youth League leader Julius Malema clarify if they will appeal the banning of the 'Dubula ibhunu' song together.

The song was declared hate speech after rights group AfriForum made an application to the Equality Court to ban it.

The group said the struggle song incites violence against farmers.

The ANC then joined Malema's appeal, saying the song forms part of its heritage.

Since then, Malema has been expelled from the ruling party and has publicly criticised several ANC leaders.

AfriForum lawyer Willie Spies said, "We have seen the reactions from Malema against ANC leaders and the SCA has probably picked it up as well.

"The registrar of the court asked Malema's representative how they are going to deal with this apparent clash of interests."