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Wednesday, 2 November 2016

South Africa set to pass a bill that could see comedians serve 10 years in jail for sarcastic jokes

Following the prevention and combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill that was released by the Justice Minister Micheal Masutha last week, South African government is reviewing a proposed bill that could see comedians hit with a 10 year sentence for making sarcastic jokes.
According to BuzzSA, the provisions of the bill, will carry heavy fines and a maximum jail term of 10 years for anyone convicted of showing bias, prejudice or intolerance on the grounds of race, colour, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, belief,  culture, language, nationality, birth, disability, HIV status, occupation or trade, albinism and ethnic or social origin.
Reacting to the proposed bill on City Press, popular comedian, Jason Goliath criticized the bill saying:
‘What comedians do on stage compared with what people like Penny Sparrow, for example, say, shows a definite difference between freedom of speech and hate speech. We do it in the name of fun’

36 comments:

Vivian Reginalds said...

maka why???
Human rights violation joor!

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Genevieve Okoroigbo said...

Like seriously?






says, Genevieve.

Anonymous said...

10yeard for jokes...6years for murder (pistorious)...really?

Juliet Iwuno said...

Gobe for dem. Linda take note!

Uju Phil said...

What rubbish!#Tyrants

livingstone chibuike said...

Na madness dey wori dere govt

Odibe Blessing said...

Hmmmmmmmmmm day's not good at all

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad bamislam said...

Jacob zuma don turns to terrorist buhari o because his country is against his corrupted government. WELL IS GOOD NA I LOVE IT SOME OF THESE SHAMELESS COMEDIANS WITH DRY JOKE THINKS THAT THEY WILL PLAY WITH ANY THING LIKE THE IDIOT CALL GORDON THAT MAKE FUN of asari dokubo and Niger delta and the fools that use the name of their God for useless jokes!
TERRORIST BUHARI WILL SOON START HIS OWN SHAMELESS AFRICAn'S DIck HEADS PRESIDENTS!



















#sad indeed

Anonymous said...

Lol, SA with their weird law..

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freeborn bamislam suani ahmad bamislam said...

Jacob zuma don turns to terrorist buhari o because his country is against his corrupted government. WELL IS GOOD NA I LOVE IT SOME OF THESE SHAMELESS COMEDIANS WITH DRY JOKE THINKS THAT THEY WILL PLAY WITH ANY THING LIKE THE IDIOT CALL GORDON THAT MAKE FUN of asari dokubo and Niger delta and the fools that use the name of their God for useless jokes!
TERRORIST BUHARI WILL SOON START HIS OWN SHAMELESS AFRICAn'S DIck HEADS PRESIDENTS!



















#sad indeed

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad bamislam said...

Jacob zuma don turns to terrorist buhari o because his country is against his corrupted government. WELL IS GOOD NA I LOVE IT SOME OF THESE SHAMELESS COMEDIANS WITH DRY JOKE THINKS THAT THEY WILL PLAY WITH ANY THING LIKE THE IDIOT CALL GORDON THAT MAKE FUN of asari dokubo and Niger delta and the fools that use the name of their God for useless jokes!
TERRORIST BUHARI WILL SOON START HIS OWN SHAMELESS AFRICAn'S DIck HEADS PRESIDENTS!



















#sad indeed

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CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

Hian!


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Bonita Bislam said...

But truth be told, some comedians go overboard with their jokes. They hide under the guise of humor to spew venom

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vinna saviour said...

Hisssss

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

No freedom of expression again?


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okechukwu nnoduechi said...

NAWA O!








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Ogenah Boris said...

This one is wrong

Alloy Chikezie said...

SA comedians should start choosing the words wisely.

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kunta said...

If they pass this bill in Nigeria na Gordons go first enter prison, that guy can talk nonsense

OSINANL said...

NO MORE FREEDOM OF SPEECH

Iphie Abraham said...

Hmmmmmmmmmm,trouble








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JEMBETE(KEY-POINT) said...

E UNA NO TRY AM FOR NIGERIA HERE...OOO

Jamila Shaibu said...

These people are not serious

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

Oooo dear! They're practically rendering them jobless. But the issues they've been prohibited not to speak on are reasonable

Anonymous said...

Trevor Noah would be jailed and exiled on this one. Nonsense govt, when they wont act properly.

christie benjamin said...

I'm against discrimination of any kind so if this bill will prevent it, then motion supported.

Abosede Ojuade said...

hmmm gobe for dem.

ike manuel said...

Only in Africa!

Na me talk am!

Long Live Lib!!!

evy claret said...

They should not try it in Nigeria ooo

Eva Da Diva...

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Na waoo

Mr Darclays said...

Abeg I dey look 4 sugar mummy add me on ............... laugh don kill me

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