Eben Etzebeth cleared of racial abuse claims

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SA Rugby has cleared Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth following an internal investigation into an incident in Langebaan last year.

Etzebeth was accused of physical and racial abuse outside a pub in the Western Cape town, just before the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

SA Rugby has issued a brief statement saying that an independent investigation was conducted and that the case from their perspective is now closed.

Etzebeth admitted to being there, but denied that he was guilty of any sort of abuse.

The Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), however, has still not completed its investigation after the incident was referred to them.

In the video below, SAHRC opens hate speech case against Etzebeth: