South African reaches settlement over racist rant

- | 6 months ago

Buang Jones from the SAHRC, an independent body set up after the end of white-minority rule to investigate allegations of human rights abuses and hold public institutions to account, said: “We feel that this agreement fulfils restorative justice and will serve as a deterrent… People must know that it is expensive to be a racist.

” Mr Catzavelos is expected to visit Soweto, the country’s largest township, where he will begin his community service next week. But he still faces a charge filed by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), South Africa’s third largest political party.

It opened a case of crimen injuria against him, which refers to injuring someone’s dignity through racial insults.

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