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Afrikaans singer’s hate speech case postponed

The SAHRC is taking action against Sunette Bridges for alleged hate speech commentary on her Facebook page.

FILE: Sunette Bridges. Picture: Facebook Sunette Bridges News Page.

CAPE TOWN - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC)'s legal team has called on singer Sunette Bridges to remove alleged hate speech from her Facebook page and to apologise for the comments made.

The hate speech case was heard in the Equality Court sitting in the Western Cape High Court earlier today.

The SAHRC has accused Bridges of hosting commentary on her Facebook page which constitutes hate speech.

Arguments in the matter started with whether or not the Equality Court in the Western Cape has jurisdiction to hear the matter as the defendant lives in Pretoria.

Lawyer for the SAHRC, Anton Katz, said the complaints were lodged at the commission's head office in Cape Town and therefore the matter should go ahead.

Bridges's lawyer, Paul Kruger, said his client denies being guilty of hate speech on Facebook.

Kruger said it's impossible for his client to monitor and control other people's posts and comments on her Facebook page.

He agreed that some of these comments are abusive, but questioned whether his client should be held liable for these posts.

The matter has been postponed until April.

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