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SAHRC explains its stance on Agrizzi's fine and apology

28 June 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has reached an agreement with former Bosasa Chief operating officer Angelo Agrizzi after his use of racist language.
The commission's spokesperson Buang Jones says the agreement reflects restorative and corrective measures.
Agrizzi has agreed to pay a fine of R200,000 and issue an apology to all South Africans for using the K-word.
Read: Vicki Momberg loses bid to appeal conviction for using racial slurs

His apology has been publicised and is on our website and social media platforms...
— Buang Jones, Spokesperson - South African Human Rights Commission
He also agreed that he shall be interdicted and restrained from publishing, propagating, advocating and communicating hate speech as defined by the Equality Act.
— Buang Jones, Spokesperson - South African Human Rights Commission
This agreement reflects restorative and corrective measures. It has now become very expensive to be a racist in South Africa because you will pay a minimum of R200,000 for racist conduct.
— Buang Jones, Spokesperson - South African Human Rights Commission
To hear the rest of the conversation, listen below:
 

Source: EWN

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