Complaints were received from listeners that remarks by the presenter of a current affairs show radioencouraged xenophobia and could, accordingly, amount to hate speech. The presenter made derogatory remarks about a Nigerian artist called Davido who failed to turn up for an interview on the programme.  The presenter’s remarks included some derisive comments about Nigerian and other artists who were late for appointments or did not turn up.  The Tribunal found that although some of the comments hinted at xenophobia, they did not amount to the advocacy of hatred and there was no incitement to cause harm.

[2014] JOL 32662 (BCCSA)