Ex-President Zuma’s son fined $5,000 for hate speech (Punch)

Ex-President Zuma’s son fined $5,000 for hate speech (Punch)

Former South African President Jacob Zuma’s son, Edward, on Tuesday agreed to pay $5,000 while he also apologised for an insulting letter.

In 2017, Edward wrote an open letter in which he labeled the then finance minister, Pravin Gordhan; and tourism minister, Derek Hanekom, two critics of Zuma, as “sellouts.’’

On Tuesday, Edward reached an agreement at Durban Equality Court to pay $5,000 and to also apologise for what was deemed a “hate speech.” The fine would be given to two needy schools in Durban. Read more

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