Afriforum

BREAKING: AfriForum to privately prosecute Julius Malema

Lobby group AfriForum announced on Thursday that it intended to privately prosecute Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema on charges of fraud and corruption. The announcement was made in Centurion on Thursday morning by AfriForum’s private prosecution head, the so-called “Pit Bull” himself, advocate Gerrie Nel. The group’s legal[…]

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Gerrie Nel aims sights at Jacob Zuma inner circle

Top gun Gerrie Nel‚ now working as a private prosecutor for a civil rights group‚ is aiming at a close associate of “Number One”. In a short advisory on Wednesday‚ the advocate and AfriForum announced they will “tomorrow make an announcement about the private prosecution of a very prominent person[…]

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Thousands stage Black Monday protest

Civil rights group, AfriForum, says the killing of farmers has a serious chain reaction. It says it will launch Project Nahema, a 10 point plan for safeguarding farms and rural areas soon. AfriForum briefed the media during a meeting with religious leaders and Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato.[…]

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Zim embassy takes on AfriForum as Grace Mugabe saga unfolds

Should Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe be served court papers at the Zimbabwean embassy in South Africa or in person in her home country? That’s what acting judge Harshila Kooverjile must decide after several factors were raised during argument on Tuesday. The embassy has applied to become an intervening party[…]

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SADC Summit ‘smokescreen’ for Mugabe deal: Afriforum

Afriforum lawyer Willie Spies says Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe did not come to South Africa for the South African Development Community (SADC) Summit and could therefore not have qualified for diplomatic immunity. This follows the South African government’s decision to grant Mugabe diplomatic immunity. Mugabe is accused of assaulting[…]

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Grace Mugabe under fire for ‘assault’

Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe still hopes for diplomatic immunity as pressure grows for her to be charged with assault. Legal and professional opinion agreed on the irregularity of Mugabe’s claims for diplomatic immunity on an assault charge. Former state prosecutor Gerrie Nel and lobby group AfriForum stepped in to[…]

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‘The internet world has moved on’

Activist group AfriForum has failed in its court bid to force the Open Stellenbosch (OS) movement supporter Johannes Pienaar to remove social media posts suggesting the organisation’s supporters had threatened to rape women at an End Rape Culture protest earlier this year. Acting Judge Michael Donen found on Friday the[…]

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‘Total onslaught’ against Afrikaans – AfriForum

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande’s efforts to transform universities on racial lines were part of the “total onslaught” against Afrikaans, the AfriForum Youth said on Monday. “Extremist groups” like the EFF, student movements like Open Stellenbosch and Rhodes Must Fall and the failure to act against unruly students had led[…]

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Zuma comment “empty words”: AfriForum

President Jacob Zuma’s undertaking on Thursday that the ANC would continue to defend minorities were empty words, AfriForum said. “The president’s undertaking to protect minorities remains empty words as long as he distorts history,” AfriForum said in a statement. AfriForum said it was responding to Zuma’s undertaking that the ANC[…]

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Pass rate less than 45%: Afriforum

The matric pass rate is less than 45 percent when considering how few of the pupils who enrolled in Grade One in 2003 wrote matric last year, Afriforum said on Monday. Of the 1,187,961 children in Grade One in 2003, only 689,625 (58 percent) made it to matric last year,[…]

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