13 April 2011
JOHANNESBURG - ANC Youth League president Julius Malema assured supporters outside the High Court in Johannesburg on Wednesday that he was going to win the hate speech case against him.
"We are going to win, because we are children of winners," Malema, flanked by bodyguards and ANC MP Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, told the crowd.
"We are doing well, our lawyers are doing very well... you are real friends, real comrades," he said before thanking Madikizela-Mandela, referring to her as "his mother".
He also told them not to give the "mickey mouses" standing behind him, reason to make a noise. He was referring to some Afriforum members standing behind the court gates. The civil rights organisation had brought the case against him.
"Peacefully sing, you must not allow people to provoke you."
Malema then began singing "shoot to kill, shoot to kill... kiss the boer, kiss the boer, kiss the farmer".
Eagerly awaiting the song, the crowd joined in.
Madikizela-Mandela also spoke to the gathering, referring to Malema as "her son", and the supporters as "her children and grandchildren".
"Time will come when they know who we are... You must come back tomorrow," she said after shouting "amandla" repeatedly. a Xhosa and Zulu word meaning "power"
Supporters chanted Malema's name, some carrying placards reading "leave. our president alone" and "Criminals are Afriforum, by stealing our fathers land".