Pravin Gordhan vs Julius Malema hate speech wrangle heads to high court

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Public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan's hate speech complaint against EFF leader Julius Malema and his deputy Floyd Shivambu has been transferred to the high court.

Gordhan lodged a complaint in the Equality Court against Malema and Shivambu after public utterances they made against him in November 2018 which he believed 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.

Malema and Shivambu asked the Johannesburg magistrate's court last week to transfer the matter to the South Gauteng high court where the pair will challenge section 10 of the Equality Act, which deals with words that amount to hate speech.

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