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Cape Party takes fight over ‘F White people’ art to court

The Cape Party has taken issue with the installation by artist Dean Hutton.

Screengrab of Cape Party members vandalising the controversial artwork by Dean Hutton.

CAPE TOWN – A political party is heading to the courts to try and have a controversial artwork removed from the South African national gallery.

The Cape Party has taken issue with the installation by artist Dean Hutton.

It's made up of a canvas with 'F white people' on it.

Party members defaced the artwork with a removable sticker that read ‘Love thy Neighbour.'

Party leader Jack Miller says, “One of our members lodged a complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission at the end of last year to which we have not had a response. This love thy neighbour action was pretty much a resort to the South African institutions that they are there to protect the public, having done nothing so far.”

Miller says a court date has been set for later this month.

“The following steps would be to declare the poster as hate speech, to have the poster removed, to have a public apology given by the gallery and a fine of R150, 000 which is the exact amount that Penny Sparrow was fined and we would want to donate that R150, 000 to charity.”

_WATCH: Cape Party defaces 'F White People' art piece _

(Edited by Neo Koza)