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BREAKING: The Equality Court has dismissed with costs Minister Pravin Gordhan’s hate speech complaint against @Julius_S_Malema, who referred to him as a “dog of white capital”.
Judge Roland Sutherland:
“Despite the fact that the utterances were indeed hateful and aimed at engendering hatred against (Gordhan), (Gordhan) has failed to bring his understandable grievances within the compass of the Equality Act”
Judge Roland Schoeman describes @Julius_S_Malema’s comments about “loss of life” linked to the EFF’s fight against Pravin Gordhan as an “example of an extravagant juvenile rant” - “not a threat to (Gordhan) or anyone else”.
Statement from #PravinGordhan lawyers on ruling dismissing his Malema hate speech case:
“Whether attacking our client, targeting judges, or intimidating journalists, EFF’s dangerous abuse of prejudice subverts our constitutional democracy and promotes the politics of hatred...”
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