Serote: ANC gone out of its way to meet SA needs

19 April 2011 - 13:36 By Sapa

The ANC has gone out of its way to meet the needs of all South Africans, the Equality Court heard.

Poet and ANC veteran Wally Serote told the court the victims of apartheid had sought noble ways of healing the country.

He was being cross-examined, by counsel for the Transvaal Agricultural Union of SA Roelof du Plessis in the hate speech case against ANC Youth League president Julius Malema.

Afrikaner interest group AfriForum has taken Malema to court, contending that his singing of a struggle song containing the lyrics "awudubhule ibhunu" or "shoot the boer" constitutes hate speech.

Serote said that if Malema were to get out of hand, the "elders" of the ANC would sit him down and talk to him.

He said Malema had a right to act like a youth, because he was a youth.

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