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Hitler reference is hate speech: ConCourt

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Hitler reference is hate speech: ConCourt

Holocaust didn’t only target Zionists, and use of Nazi leader’s name is triggering for all Jews, states ruling

Franny Rabkin

When Cosatu’s Bongani Masuku referenced Hitler in condemning the state of Israel and its followers, this amounted to hate speech, the Constitutional Court said on Wednesday.

In an unanimous judgment, the ConCourt ordered Masuku and Cosatu to unconditionally apologise to the Jewish community within 30 days.

“Such apology must at least receive the same publicity as the offending statement,” the highest court ordered...

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