CASE NUMBER: 46/2012
DATE OF HEARING: 11 OCTOBER 2012
JUDGMENT RELEASE DATE: 08 NOVEMBER 2012
Van Den Heever COMPLAINANT
TRIBUNAL: PROF KOBUS VAN ROOYEN SC (CHAIRPERSON)
PROF V BRONSTEIN
MS G HARPER
ADV R SEWLAL
MR E LININGTON (CO-OPTED MEMBER)
The Complainant in person
Respondent: Mr Bruce Mkhize, Regulatory Compliance Manager, Regulatory Affairs.
Hate speech – religion – political party criticised – not hate speech based on religion
Van Den Heever vs Multichoice Channel 122, Case No: 46/2012(BCTSA)
The comedy Channel of DSTV carried a cartoon in which Jesus is identified with allegations against the ANC. Hate speech not present since religion was not attacked.
Complaint not upheld.
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