South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) Chairperson, Advocate Bongani Majola says Edward Zuma’s interpretation of the court ruling is wrong.
Former president Jacob Zuma’s son is adamant however that Tuesday’s Equality Court ruling involving him has nothing to do with the open letter in which criticised Derek Hanekom and Pravin Gordhan, and called them ‘askaris who defended white monopoly capital’.
Zuma has less than a week in which to apologise for hate speech and to refrain from it in future.
He 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 SAHRC took Zuma to court.
Majola says, “He is not correct. The cause of action was the open letter that he had issued insulting Minister Gordhan and Minister Hanekom. He’s absolutely incorrect in saying that the case that was settled yesterday is not about them. It is about them 100%.”