Shivambu due in court for hate speech
Johannesburg - Suspended ANC Youth League spokesperson Floyd Shivambu will appear in the Johannesburg Equality Court for his hate speech hearing on Wednesday.
Shivambu has been accused of calling former Independent Newspaper journalist Carien du Plessis stupid and a "white bitch" in text messages.
Du Plessis alleged that in an SMS exchange between herself and Shivambu he wrote: "You must learn to respect people. I don't comment on YCL [Young Communist League] issues and please stop being stupid."
He also allegedly wrote: "I wouldn't want to earn respect from white bitches... so dream on."
Last month, Shivambu and his attorney Andries Nkome failed to appear in court.
Advocate Karabo Kgoroeadira applied for a postponement as Shivambu's papers had not been properly supplemented.
She said she would not proceed with the case without an instructing attorney.