THE African National Congress (ANC), its expelled youth league president Julius Malema, lobby group AfriForum and farmers’ union TAU SA have agreed that instead of a ban on the use of the song Dubula iBhunu (Shoot the Boer), the ANC would encourage its members to avoid singing songs with hurtful lyrics.The settlement came just a day before the Supreme Court of Appeal was due to hear an appeal by the ANC and Mr Malema against an Equality Court judgment that interdicted them from singing the song.As a result of the agreement, AfriForum abandoned the order made by Judge Colin Lamont in the Equality Court, while the ANC and Mr Malema undertook to withdraw their appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal with no order on costs.The parties said their agreement would be made an order of the court by the Supreme Court of Appeal, which would replace the Equality Court order.The agreement stated that in the interests of promoting reconciliation and to avoid friction between communities — and recog...

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