Sandu denies filing complaint against King Zwelithini

FILE PIC: King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu. (Photo: DoC)

FILE PIC: King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu. (Photo: DoC)

The South African National Defence Union (Sandu) denied reports that it has filed complaints of hate speech against King Goodwill Zwelithini with the SA Human Rights Commission with regards to his alleged utterances about foreigners.

Sandu national secretary Pikkie Greeff said he complainant in a case, which was filed yesterday, was Timothy Flack, Sandu’s Western Cape organiser, and that he “acted in his personal capacity as a South Africa citizen in filing the complaint”.

Sandu expressed their support for Flack’s endeavours, but emphasised it was in no way officially party to the filed complaint.

This follows initial reports that Sandu had filed the complaint against King Goodwill Zwelithini after he said foreigners must go home.

Since his utterances, Durban has seen an explosion of xenophobic violence, which has led to a loss of several lives and the displacement of thousands.

Today, thousands of South Africans, including celebrities turned up for a march in the Durban Central Business District protesting against the attacks on foreign nationals living around the city.

 

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