There is confusion about Tuesday’s court ruling in the case of Edward Zuma, the son of former president Jacob Zuma.

Zuma is adamant that the ruling has nothing to do with the open letter in which he criticised Derek Hanekom and Pravin Gordhan, and called them ‘askaris who defended white monopoly capital’.

He has less than a week in which to apologise for hate speech and to refrain from it in future.

Zuma also has to pay R 60 000 for hate speech for the open letter which he wrote on July 27,  2017. The money will be divided between two KwaZulu-Natal schools.

The South African Human Rights Commission took Zuma to court.

Zuma says, “I am reiterating to you that I was in court in person. I signed a settlement agreement which did not mention anything about Hanekom or Pravin. It was against the Human Rights Commission.”

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