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DA to turn to United Nations after Malema's "Kill the Boer" chant

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DA leader, John Steenhuisen, says EFF leader Julius Malema is working to incite a civil war in the country, following his remarks at the EFF's 10th-anniversary celebrations this past weekend.

Malema led the chant of Kill the Boers at the party's rally on Saturday, sparking an outcry from some political parties, including the organisation Afriforum.

Addressing a briefing on Monday, Steenhuisen said that he will be lodging a complaint with the International Human Rights Commission against Malema as well as the ANC-led government.

Steehuisen said the charges will be laid in terms of Malema's violation of at least three key UN Charters.

"The first is the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. Article 3 of the Convention makes it a punishable offence to direct and publicly incite people to commit mass murder on the basis of their identity," he said.

The DA leader added that the second alleged violation of the UN Charter relates to the Declaration on the Rights of Persons belonging to national or ethnic religious or linguistic minorities.

"This Declaration compels the South African government to ensure that persons belonging to minority groups may exercise their rights, including in this case, the right to life and to practise the profession of farming without any discrimination."

Steenhuisen said the third leg of their complaint to the UN relates to Article 27 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

He said the DA recently forced the South African government to live up to its international responsibility to comply with warrants issued by the International Criminal Court.

"We will now do the same to force it to act against Malema," Steenhuisen added.

The DA leader said the party will also file a complaint with Parliament's Ethics Committee against Malema in his capacity as a Member of Parliament, adding that they're also obtaining legal advice about approaching the Public Protector as well as the courts on this issue.