I was at first jubilant to hear that Julius Malema is now banned from singing Dubul’ibhunu (translated as “Shoot the Boer”).

And then I realised that a court judging this as hate speech is setting a dangerous precedent. How quickly I forget that my own uncle had to flee South Africa in the Apartheid years for writing something the government didn’t like.

Where do we draw the line? I think the ANC should have asked him to stop. But it shouldn’t have gone to court.