Johannesburg - The International Criminal Court on Thursday confirmed receipt of a complaint by a Rustenburg farmer against ANC Youth League president Julius Malema.
ANC Youth league Disgusted
"The ANCYL is disgusted by the attention seeking sentiments and insanity of some Afrikaner farmer from Rustenburg who has reportedly lodged a complaint with the International Criminals Court about the singing of liberation songs in South Africa’s ANC-led liberation movement," the league said in a statement.
The ANCYL said the laying of the charges was an attempt by right-wing elements to divert it from its main political programmes.
"The issue of liberation songs is currently before South African courts, which have issued an interim interdict on the singing of some of the liberation songs until the ANC has successfully defended its struggle and liberation songs and heritage."
The league said it had never engaged in any criminal activity because it was aware that this would undermine the freedom its "forbearers" had fought for with their lives.