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Delay in race rant case

Publish date: 07 October 2019
Issue Number: 844
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: Equality

The crimen injuria case against Adam Catzavelos, who was seen in a video in which he used a racial slur which went viral on social media, was postponed to 12 November in the Equality Court sitting in the Randburg Magistrate's Court, reports News24. The state indicated that it was still awaiting feedback from the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP). Earlier, the state revealed that Catzavelos' representation to the Gauteng DPP to not be prosecuted, had been unsuccessful. His lawyer, Lawley Shain, then informed the court that he intended to take the decision on review and was waiting for the outcome from the NDPP. In August, Catzavelos reached a settlement agreement with the Human Rights Commission relating to the video. As part of the agreement, he has to pay R150 000 over a period of 30 months and will once again apologise for his comments.

Full News24 report