Why Malema will be taken to court over unguided utterances?

Johannesburg – The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is hauling EFF leader Julius Malema to the Equality Court over “divisive utterances” made in the wake of former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe’s death in recent days.

On Saturday, Malema posted a video paying tribute to Mugabe, who died on September 6 in Singapore, featuring notable quotes from the former leader.

Among the quotes featured next to images of Mugabe was one that read “the only white man you can trust is a dead white man”.

Malema’s tweet sparked controversy and even resulted in a complaint to Twitter that was later dismissed.

On Monday, the Human Rights Commission in a statement said it was “deeply concerned” by Malema’s tweet and would take action against the EFF leader.

“The South African Human Rights Commission has on numerous occasions urged political leaders to recognise and take responsibility for the power they wield through their words .


“The commission is therefore deeply concerned by recent utterances attributed to Mr Malema, a Member of Parliament and the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). The commission is of the view that the social media utterances by Mr Malema around former president Robert Mugabe’s passing away, on a prima facie basis, amount to hate speech under section 10 of the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act (PEPUDA).

“The SAHRC condemns these racially divisive utterances, as they go against the non-racialist values upon which South Africa’s constitutional democracy is founded and will therefore refer the matter to the Equality Court.

SAHRC also confirmed it would look into the banning of certain media houses by Malema and the EFF to “investigate the possible violation of the right to freedom of expression under section 16(1) of the Constitution”.

Last week at an EFF memorial service for Mugabe, Malema banned amaBhungane, Scorpio, and Daily Maverick from attending their party events, including press conferences.

According to News24, Malema said the publications should be treated as the enemy, much in the same way Gupta-owned The New Age and ANN7 were treated by the party.







It was in 1988,

I was in Primary 4,

Being one of her best student in Class then.

She saw a gap of weakness in me,

She made up her mind to strengthen it,

She made up her mind to step into it.

She noticed that,

In spite my brilliance in her class,

My handwriting falls short of expectation.

As a good mother,

As a professional teacher,

She called my attention to it,

She arranged for how I will get better.


Sincerely and truthfully,

She took me back to the basic,

Even in Primary 4,

She started all over again,

Teaching and tutoring on,

The best way to write each of the alphabets.

Step by step,

I started getting it,

Letters by letters,

My handwriting begins to get shape.

Not only that,

It was later in life,

That I realized that she was the one,

That exposed me to the Montessori method of learning,

Most of the elementary poetry and nursery rhymes I knew by then,

She was the one who introduced it to her class.


I could remember that I was in Primary 4A then,

In CAC Primary School B in Okesa Ilesa.


No wonder,

She was blessed with children that are extremely brilliant,

I could remember the brilliance of Brother Gbenga Haastrup then,

He was a Professor in Ilesa Grammar School among his peers,

I believe Ilesha Grammar School 1993 Set members remember him then.


She was blessed with another genius too,

He is my classmate in Ilesha Grammar School,

Surveyor Biodun Haastrup is another great mind,

She produced from her loins.


The last time I saw her at a function in Ilesa,

It was during Haastrups’ family gathering on December 26th,

When I greeted her,

She could still remember me without any introduction,

She asked about my mum and my siblings.

I was pained when I heard about her demise,

All I could remember is her effort on me then,

She took me as one of her sons,

And she gave me a reason to shout encomium on her today,

While other teachers look away and did nothing in giving me what I want,

She stood in the gap and gave me a reason to celebrate her today.


Eventhough, she is gone,

She will be remembered forever,




Anytime you see my handwriting and you appreciate it,just remember that LATE Elder(Mrs) Olufunmilayo Adesola Haastrup gave me a platform.

May her soul rest in Peace.

Adieu for now.

I missed you Ma.

Thanks for being a mother to me in the journey of my life.

May heaven reward your good deeds.


She will be committed to mother earth on the 21st of September 2019 in Ilesa Osun STATE.


©mlstcommunication 2019