Former journalist and ambassador to Uganda Jon Qwelane’s 2008 Sunday Sun column‚ criticising the Constitution’s acceptance of same-sex marriage‚ was offensive but not hate speech.

Musandiwa was defending Qwelane and the column he penned‚ which the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) found amounted to hate speech.

In the column Qwelane suggested the Constitution’s acceptance of gay marriage would lead to “some idiot [demanding] to marry an animal“. The column also endorsed Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe’s stance on homosexuality… Read more

March 16, 2017

Qwelane’s anti-gay column offensive but not hate speech‚ lawyer argues

Former journalist and ambassador to Uganda Jon Qwelane’s 2008 Sunday Sun column‚ criticising the Constitution’s acceptance of same-sex marriage‚ was offensive but not hate speech.  This […]
March 16, 2017

Qwelane’s bigotry not hate speech, lawyer tells court

ORMER journalist and ambassador to Uganda Jon Qwelane’s 2008 Sunday Sun column criticising same-sex marriage was offensive but not hate speech. This was the argument Qwelane’s […]
March 9, 2017

Qwelane’s bigotry not hate speech

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February 20, 2017

Stand in solidarity against hate speech

Over eight years ago the high-profile journalist, Jon Qwelane, published an article in the Sunday Sun titled “Call me names, gay is not ok”. In reaction […]