Gender activist Mbuyiselo Botha - whom Julius Malema branded as a puppet of white racists - has slammed the ANC Youth League president's accusations as "pathetic".
Botha, Sonke's advocacy head, was responding to Malema's claims that the hate speech complaint against him - which centres on his comments that President Jacob Zuma's rape accuser enjoyed herself with him - was driven by "whites opposed to black rule".
Malema added that if Sonke had been a "real African" organisation it would have resolved its issues without going to court.
In an open letter to Malema, Botha described the accusations as "unwarranted, baseless and misinformed".
Malema will return to the Equality Court on August 31.
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