By Nkuriso Maluleke
Giyani- Gazankulu Liberation Congress (GLC) claims it intends to sue Black Leopard Boss, David Thidiela on grounds of hate speech and incitement of public violence.
GLC claims to have opened a case of hate speech and incitement of violence against Thidiela Owner -Executive Chairman of Black Leopards FC.
This follows a post soccer match personal confrontation of the Referee Victor Hlungwani, who was officiating a PSL Match, hosted at Thohoyandou Stadium by Black Leopards FC against Steve Komphela led Bloemfontein Celtics.
GLC said words expressed by Thidiela amounts to serious hatred of the official and his ethnic group of Vatsonga Machangana people living in South Africa in general.
“South African constitution Act no 108 of 1996 Chapter 1 and 2 strives to promote unity amongst Racial, Ethnicity and Sexuality wholistically.
“GLC, on behalf of all South Africans wishes to convey its disappointment and gross dissatisfaction on how Club owners who are expected to respect the rules of the PSL and other affiliated structures.
“GLC has approached a human rights lawyer for advice and has also visited Thohoyandou Police station to report the matter.
“South African laws do not support any form of incitement of hate speech and expressions that promotes tribal supremacy over one another.
“We urge the Premier Soccer League to take a legal and disciplinary actions, action against the perpetrators of this act, such as what was expressed by the Executive Chairman of Black Leopards FC, Mr David Thidiela on Sunday 16 September 2018 at Thohoyandou Stadium in full view of the public.
“PSL and Sport in general should be used to unite our people from all walks of life; we draw inspiration from the journalists who recorded the event in order to disseminate a message of wrongdoing within our sporting codes”, said National Convenor of GLC (Acting President), Thembani Gift Chabane.