High court punishes Parks Tau for his 'crude and shameful' comments about Mashaba


- citizen.co.za | 6 months ago

The proceeds of a costs order handed down by the High Court in Johannesburg against former mayor Parks Tau will be donated to an organisation supporting women in need as a result of abuse and other social ills, mayor Herman Mashaba said on Sunday.

On Friday, High Court Judge Willem van der Linde handed down judgment in Mashaba’s application for interdictory relief against Tau, Mashaba said in a statement. “This relief was sought pending the finalisation of a defamation lawsuit against Parks Tau for crude and shameful comments he made alleging I was sexist and anti-black.

In a scathing judgment, Van der Linde held that the comment ‘stretched the boundaries of legitimate political criticism into character assassination’.

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