The Johannesburg Equality Court has found the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) president, Julius Malema, guilty of hate speech and harassment.
Magistrate Colleen Collis ordered Malema to make an unconditional public apology within two weeks and pay an amount of R50 000 to a centre for abused women within one month, for saying president Jacob Zuma’s rape accuser had ‘nice time’.
Meanwhile, Sonke Gender Justice, an organisation which took Malema to the Equality Court, has extended a hand of friendship to Malema outside court after the judgement.
The organisation’s Mbuyiselo Botha, who expressed Sonke’s willingness to work with the ANCYL in addressing problems young people face in their lives, argues that, “We want him to say he apologises for the hurt and the pain he caused."
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