Malema: Finally pays his hate speech fine

2011-08-09 00:00

A YEAR and a half after the equality court found ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema guilty of hate speech and harassment, he finally paid his fine of R50 000.

The Sonke Gender Justice Network confirmed to Beeld that they received a deposit slip proving payment yesterday, a day before Women’s Day.

“It is late, but we welcome it and see it as proof that he succumbed to public pressure and as an admission that what he said did not promote gender equality,” said Desmond Lesejane, deputy director of Sonke.

The court found Malema guilty in in March last year over the remarks he made in 2009 about a woman who accused President Jacob Zuma of rape.

Malema said the woman had a nice time. “When a woman didn’t enjoy it, she leaves early in the morning. Those who had a nice time will wait until the sun comes out, request breakfast and ask for taxi money,” Malema said.

The court ordered Malema to pay R50 000 to People Opposing Women Abuse (Powa), which he did after much delay. Ancyl spokesperson Floyd Shivambu said it was just coincidence that the payment happened before Woman’s Day.

Sonke hopes to work with Ancyl on gender issues.

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