PAC in trouble over hate speech

AN ATTORNEY has taken the Pan Africanist Youth Congress to the SA Human Rights Commission for making anti-homosexual statements.

Attorney Coenraad Kukkuk and two others lodged the complaint at the SAHRC’s Mpumalanga office, they said yesterday.

SAHRC Mpumalanga director Charles Kgoale said: “We view the hate speech charges seriously and have taken this matter to the national level, where it is being duly investigated.”

Payco had “insulted homosexuals as well as the South African Constitution”, he said.

According to News24, league president Pitso Mphasha told African Eye News Service on January 20 that all PAC structures were opposed to homosexuality.

“We are saying to hell with the SA Constitution for giving rights to gays and lesbians. Homosexuality is totally immoral and there is no place for gays and lesbians here.”

Kukkuk said the threat to constitutionally-entrenched gay rights was a threat against all rights.

“We are a secular society and an injury to one is an injury to all.” – Sapa