Cope: No more 'shoot the boer'
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Johannesburg - The ANC's argument that the song "dubula ibhunu" (shoot the boer) is part of struggle heritage is "revisionist", the Congress of the People said on Monday.
"The vast majority of the songs of the struggle are hymns and songs of upliftment and solidarity, but such songs do not fit the populist agenda of the ANC in their quest to further divide the people of South Africa," Cope said in a statement.
This comes after the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg ruled on Friday that the use of the words "dubula ibhunu" was unconstitutional and unlawful.
Cope said there was no space in the country's democratic multi-racial society for violent sentiments such as this.
"As white South Africans relinquished pride in the old South African flag and other symbols of the apartheid regime, so too must the old guard of the ANC let this song be consigned to the pages of our history."
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