Court rules against Pravin Gordhan in hate speech case

Pravin Gordhan

The Equality Court handed down in the case between Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and EFF leader Julius Malema on Thursday. Judge Roland Sutherland dismissed Gordhan’s hate speech application against Malema.

Sutherland says while the comments may indeed be hateful, they do not fall within the terms of the Equality Act. Last year, Gordhan lodged a case against Malema over remarks he made outside the state capture inquiry venue.

Julius Malema

Malema accused Gordhan of going to state-owned enterprises to remove black people and of being a “dog of white monopoly capital”. Last month, a judge dismissed Gordhan’s bid to strike sensitive reports from the court record.

Gordhan — should he win — wants Malema to donate R150,000 to charity, apologise and pay costs. Malema has argued that his remarks don’t amount to hate speech.

In other news – Masechaba Ndlovu in trouble on Twitter for Supporting Sjava

Whilst social media was up in arms over Lady Zamar’s allegations that she was abused by her ex, Sjava, the conversation brewed many trending topics. One of them being #MenAreTrash.

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Masechaba Ndlovu and sjava

One musician who also found herself trending was Babes Wodumo. Not because of anything she said this time, but because of people likening her situation to that of Lady Zamar’s. The spotlight was also on Masechaba Ndlovu. Read more

Source: eNCA

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