During sentencing proceedings earlier this month, Catzavelos said that making the video of his racist rant is the most disgusting thing he has ever done and he is deeply ashamed. He went on to say that he is deeply remorseful for his actions and he was a broken man at the time when the video was made.

Adam Catzavelos issues a public apology

However, the Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) Gauteng Chairperson Mandisa Mashego appealed to the court to sentence him to no less than 10 years in prison for his racist rant.

In August, Catzavelos reached a settlement agreement with the South African Human Rights Commission in another case relating to the video. He was ordered to pay a fine of R150 000.