Court orders Zuma’s son to pay for hate speech

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Former President Jacob Zuma’s son Edward Zuma has agreed to apologise to all South Africans for his hate speech  comments aimed at Pravin Gordhan and Derek Hanekom last year.

In an open letter Zuma labelled Hanekom and Gordhan as “so called sell-outs” after they spoke out against the former President. Zuma called them “askaris” who defend white monopoly capital.

The South African Human Rights Commission had taken the matter to the Equality Court.

In a settlement agreement before Durban’s Equality Court, Edward Zuma also agreed to pay damages of R60 000  which will be split between two needy schools in Durban.

Magistrates Irfaan Khalil read the settlement agreement in court.

“An amount of R30 000 shall be payable to Umthumbo high school. The first payment of R10 000 shall be made on or before the 30th of June. The second payment must be made on the 31st of July and the third payment must be made on the 30th of August 2018. Compensation shall be payable to Ohlange High school in Inanda. The first payment on the 30th of September 2018,” says Magistrate Khalil.