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STOP PUBLISHING A LIBEL AGAINST NELSON MANDELA 

Dear Sir/ madam Re: Defamation of Nelson Mandela by a false defamatory statement. I wish to express my disgust and concern about the the extreme comments by  Sunette Bridges on her facebook page (as per https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=520609821331584&set=a.346000638792504.79543.327235257335709&type=1&theater ). Her recent statement that "Today, exactly 30 years ago, Mandela gave instruction to his comrades to plant the Church Street Bomb that killed 19 people and injured 200"  is absolutely shocking, extremely offensive and not based on facts. Her comment "and 10 years later the world made a god of this terrorist and gave him the Nobel peace prize! " is not only defamatory, but it is also hate speech.

Her statement led to flood of comments by her followers which can only be described as extreme hate speech against Nelson Mandela and black people in general. Based on the following, I urge you to please act immediately: Section 10 of the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act (PEPUDA) prohibits any person from publishing or communicating "words based on one or more of the prohibited grounds (including race), against any person, that could reasonably be construed to demonstrate a clear intention to (a) be hurtful; (b) be harmful or to incite harm; or (c) promote or propagate hatred." This freedom is qualified in section 16(2) of the Constitution which states that freedom of expression "does not extend to propaganda for war; incitement of imminent violence; or advocacy of hatred that is based on race, ethnicity, gender or religion, and that constitutes incitement to cause harm". Yours sincerely

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