South Africa's Former Uganda Ambassador Guilty of Hate Speech
Jon Qwelane, former newspaper columnist and ambassador to Uganda, has been found guilty of hate speech by a high court and ordered to offer the LGBT community an unconditional apology within 30 days for a 2008 column he wrote titled "Call Me Names, But Gay Is Not Okay".
News24Wire, 14 March 2017
The promotion of hate speech was evident in South Africa's former ambassador to Uganda Jon Qwelane's 2008 column, the High Court in Johannesburg heard on Tuesday. Read more »
Jon Qwelane (file photo).
News24Wire, 22 August 2017
Former Ugandan ambassador and controversial columnist Jon Qwelane "directly contributed" to the formulation of anti-homosexuality laws in Uganda, the University of Pretoria's… Read more »
South Africa: Jon Qwelane's Hate Speech - Why Words and Context Matter
Daily Maverick, 22 August 2017
The likes of Jon Qwelane might try to claim their entitlement to bigotry based on the right to freedom of expression. However, seeking that protection - critical to an open society… Read more »
South Africa: Former Ambassador Found Guilty of Hate Speech
News24Wire, 18 August 2017
Former ambassador to Uganda Jon Qwelane was found guilty of hate speech, in the South Gauteng High Court on Friday. Judge Dimpheletse Moshidi said, "The offending statement is… Read more »
References by former ambassador to Uganda Jon Qwelane stating that the sexual orientation of gay and lesbian people was a "lifestyle" and that President Robert Mugabe's ... Read more »