Judge slates Malema's 'juvenile' rant as EFF leader wins case against Gordhan

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- sowetanlive.co.za | 2 weeks ago

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan’s lawyers say they will continue to advise him to “explore” options to seek recourse against the “persistent and infantile” political campaign of the EFF that “spreads lies” about him.

This comes after the Equality Court sitting in the South Gauteng High Court on Thursday‚ found that EFF leader Julius Malema’s comments that Gordhan was a “dog of white monopoly capital”‚ did not amount to hate speech. Gordhan had lodged a complaint in the Equality Court‚ sitting in the Johannesburg high court‚ against Malema after public utterances he made against him in November last year‚ which he charged contravened section 10 of the Equality Act.

Malema‚ who was speaking outside the state capture commission of inquiry in Johannesburg‚ accused Gordhan of being corrupt and being a lackey of white monopoly capital‚ among other slurs.

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