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Complaint on white women murders rejected

By Sapa | Jul 29, 2014 | COMMENTS [ 20 ]

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) found no violations in the complaint by Steve Hofmeyr, the Freedom Front Plus, and others over statements made about the murder of white women in the country, the commission said on Monday.

"The commission therefore finds that the statement that white women are more likely to be killed by their intimate partners in South Africa does not constitute hate speech and racial discrimination, but is protected expression in terms of the Constitution and South African law," SAHRC spokesman Isaac Mangena said in a statement.

The commission received more than 20 complaints against a group of academics.

"The complaint to the commission was that the academics in question had made statements indicating that South African women had a greater chance of being murdered by their lovers or partners than a black man, and that the comments were tantamount to hate speech," Mangena said.

This followed a series of articles by journalist Nechama Brodie, researcher Lisa Vetten, website Africa Check, and Professor Naeema Abrahams of the Medical Research Council.

The articles provided statistics indicating that the majority of white South African women killed in 2009 and 1999 were killed by their intimate partners.

"The commission considered relevant legislation, jurisprudence of the courts, the context of the comments, the specific statement complained of, the methodology regarding independence of the content of the research and the contextual background thereof, and was unable to classify the type of speech complained of as hate speech or comment which warrants restraint or censure," Mangena said.

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skwamasamabele1

Lets take Hofmeyer, FF+ and EFF, and put them on a desert island, whoever comes back alive to be granted SA citizenship. All these hateful people and organisations need to be stripped of our Constitutional rights and freedoms because they defile and sh*t on it. Let them start a civil war somewhere else

Jul 29, 2014 7:20 | 2 replies

MommaC

Better idea : We have all those wonderful WCup stadiums. Lets have a good, old fashioned Roman Circus. The melee should be worth buying tickets for

Jul 29, 2014 7:46 | 0 replies

oldlady12

skwama, Steve's going to win. First he'll sing EFF to death, and then he'll argue FF+ to death.

Jul 29, 2014 9:39 | 0 replies

MommaC

What is wrong with this male? Can he please just shut up already!
World wide, the stats are pretty even on this. Women are more likely to be murdered by their lover than by a stranger. Very few murders are by strangers.

Jul 29, 2014 7:44 | 0 replies

Mr.Rise

No racist comments please...

Jul 29, 2014 7:47 | 0 replies

VENDALIOUS

I don't like this guy Hofmeyer

Jul 29, 2014 7:50 | 0 replies

Sew

This is an indication that media is being controlled by Whites, we hardly read or hear about white woman being murdered by their partners but statistics proved otherwise.

Jul 29, 2014 7:59 | 1 replies

MommaC

Patrick? Is that you? How deep in the ocean is that rock you live under? Seems like you have missed the whole Oscar circus.

Women of every colour are murdered by their partners every day. If the 'white controlled media' only told you about the white ones, you would scream about how the lives of white women are more important than those of black women. If the 'white controlled media' tells about how a black man killed his wife, you will scream about how they make black men look bad. Make up your damn mind!

Jul 29, 2014 8:17 | 0 replies

MthimbanaT

Steve Hofmeysaurus is an attention seeking racist cow. He is also the white Zuma with his skirt chasing and baby making hobbies. I don't understand why anyone takes such an idiot seriously. Interestingly, the writings he complained about were written by white women. I can imagine the deafening shrieks his Red October minions would have made had the authors been black.

Jul 29, 2014 8:0 | 0 replies

DeCock111

and people think this idiot has more brains that Juju...he he he

Jul 29, 2014 8:2 | 0 replies

ytieduniS

The white julius.

Jul 29, 2014 8:19 | 1 replies
Jul 29, 2014 9:44 | 0 replies

snazz

This was predictable

Jul 29, 2014 8:37 | 0 replies

Pelo-ya-ntja

No news here only racists trying to get recognition,

Jul 29, 2014 8:51 | 0 replies

Rest-In-P*ssy

women married to the policemen, traffic cops, security officers and soldiers, have greater chance of being murdered by their partners always

Jul 29, 2014 8:52 | 0 replies