SA wants Twitter to delete alleged hateful video

South African authorities have asked Twitter to remove a video that allegedly incites violence against those who will not participate in the March 20 protest.

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) political group is organizing marches across the country to protest the country’s energy crisis and call on President Cyril Ramaphosa to step down.

In a statement, the Film and Publication Board (FPB) said the video warned that any students wearing school uniform during the protest, as well as teachers and police officers, would be beaten up.

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The person who posted the video is a person claiming to be a member of the EFF, it said.

“Internally, the FPB shall monitor the take-down by Twitter to ensure that no further dissemination or distribution by the public occurs,” the board said.

Members of the public are advised not to share, publish or distribute the said video and violators may be subject to prosecution for sharing or distributing prohibited content.

Police said they would be on alert to avoid violence as the EFF led by Julius Malema vowed to “shut down” the entire country on Monday.

Mr. Malema insists the protests are not illegal and has warned that anyone who attempts to stop them would “meet their maker”, News24 reported.

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