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The Freedom Front Plus has laid a complaint of hate speech with the Human Rights Commission against Agriculture Minister Lulu Xingwana and her deputy Dirk du Toit.
This follows comments by Du Toit in parliament last week that farmers treated their workers badly and the minister's threat of expropriation against farmers.
"Both the minister and deputy minister often threaten farmers with expropriation of their land," FF Plus spokesman Pieter Groenewald said.
He said the latest threat was that farmers who treated their workers poorly would have their land expropriated. These threats carried the element of retribution and created the impression that retribution against such farmers was justified.
"These statements are irresponsible and boil down to hate speech," he said.
"With these comments the farming community is being singled out. There are many companies and businesses that treat their workers badly or even worse.
"The comments of the minister are furthermore not scientific and/or factually correct.
"In reply to several of my questions in parliament on evictions, she acknowledged that accurate figures cannot be given," said Groenewald.
Groenewald said the validity of those statements had, therefore, not been properly determined.- Sapa