ANC fury at apartheid song ban

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South Africa's ruling African National Congress has expressed fury at a court decision to ban the singing of a song with the words "Shoot the Boer".

It says a campaign by white activists to get the song banned is an attempt to "elevate apartheid agents as victims".

It wants the Constitutional Court to overturn a ruling by a white judge that the words amount to hate speech.

ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema recently sang the song, leading to claims that he was inciting violence.

South African's Afrikaans-speakers are known as Boers, a word which also means farmer....

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