6.8.2019 11:42 am
Ngcukaitobi told the court that nothing the EFF said constituted hate speech or harassment.
The South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) continue their battle in the Equality Court in Pretoria against the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), in an attempt to hold the party liable for promoting alleged hate speech and harassment against journalists.
Pauli van Wyk was subjected to misogynistic abuse after Julius Malema called her ‘Satan’ on Twitter.
The organisation gave him time to consider the offer until the Equality Court case proceeds.
Family attorney Rod Montano said they accepted that Reshall had died in the vehicle.
The commission requested he be removed from the matter because of a close relationship with the defence.
The defence has questioned the court’s jurisdiction in the trial as some of the alleged offences occurred outside Port Elizabeth.
The 41-year-old man was believed to have been part of the group of men who gunned down Victor Mabunda in the driveway of his home last year.
The forum says it has noted that the party specifically chooses not to subject its criticisms so they can be tested and verified.
On July 24, he was convicted and sentenced on nine counts: five counts for rape and four for robbery with aggravating circumstances.
This case of crimen injuria was brought by the SAHRC which says it wants appropriate redress for human rights violations.
This is also to protect the Constitution, experts say, after former minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane was ordered to pay costs.
The Constantia businessman was sentenced to 22 years in prison for killing Gill in February 2018, and trying to defeat the ends of justice by setting her car and body alight.
During the trial, advocate Maresa Engelbrecht argued that the couple had shown no remorse and no respect for the law.
District Six working group chairperson Shahied Ajam called the ruling a ‘wise one’.