Ntsiki Mazwai is not “allowed” to air her views on any Gender-Based-Violence (GBV) and rape matters!ontroversial poet and singer
Ntsiki Mazwai is just being herself, spicy as usual, there’s really nothing that prevents her from commenting on matters of GBV and rape. She just needs to be responsible and not comment on things that are not verified.
The Joburg High Court has heard that rape claims against DJ Fresh by Ntsiki Mazwai were “irresponsible”.
On Tuesday, the court instructed Ntsiki Mazwai to refrain from making further derogatory statements about the 947 DJ, whose real name is Thato Sikwane.
“Guys I’m not allowed to comment on ANY GBV and rape topics… Pls, don’t tag me,” wrote Ntsiki Mazwai.
Law For All states that the Constitution certainly protects your rights (freedom of speech and expression), but that does not mean you can post everything you want.
It is further stated that not only could hateful, harmful or offensive posts lead to a backlash from your followers, your account can also be suspended.
There are also chances that you could face real-life legal consequences, too, which is the current case with Ntsiki Mazwai.
Chapter 3 of the Cyber Crimes and Cyber Security Bill states the following:
16. Data message which incites damage to property or violence
17. Data message which is harmful
18. Distribution of data message of an intimate image without consent
19. Order to protect complainant pending finalization of criminal proceedings
20. Electronic communications service provider or person in control of the computer
system to furnish particulars to court
21. Orders on finalization of criminal proceedings
Here’s an infographic – Source Law For All:
The infamous Penny Sparrow referred to Black beach-goers as “monkeys” in a Facebook post. The Umzinto Equality Court found Sparrow guilty of crimen injuria and ordered her to pay R150 000 to charity. The Bill calls for prison sentences (of up to 3 years, and up to 5 years for repeat offenders) or fines for anyone who commits a verbal or physical attack that is found to be racist or hateful.
According to Law For All, the Cybercrimes Bill also covers any social media posts or digital messages that call for people to damage the personal property belonging to a specific “group of persons”. Basically, that means you cannot target or threaten to harm anyone or their property based on their race, sex, or gender.
You can also read on the Prevention of Combating Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill.
For more information on Gender-Based-Violence in South Africa and how to seek help click [HERE].