South African Jewish Group Brings Charges Against ‘I Love Hitler’ Student Activist
The South Africa Jewish Board of Deputies brought charges of hate speech against the former student president at the University of the Witwaterstrand in Johannesburg, South African media reported on Tuesday.
The charges against Mcebo Dlamini are over remarks he made on the radio lashing out at the university’s vice chancellor, Adam Habib, who forced Dlamini to resign from his leadership role, apparently because of charges of assault, among other issues.
“They (Jews) are devils. They are good for nothing. They are hypocritical‚ just like Adam Habib. They are uncircumcised in heart,” Dlamini told South African power FM radio, prompting the Jewish Board of Deputies suit.
The SAJBD had previously brought a complaint to the SA Human Rights Commission over a rant the firebrand student activist made on Facebook, which declared among other things, “I love Hitler.”