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Shivambu didn't think journo was racist

2012-01-24 22:30

Johannesburg - Suspended ANC Youth League spokesperson Floyd Shivambu claims journalist Carien du Plessis asked him questions related to a "clearly sexual interest" she had in another man.

"I would never think that she is racist because she told me that she was considering sleeping with an African male who was making moves on her," Shivambu said in an affidavit.

"... the journalist interacted with me on a... private level... when she was strangely asking me about what were clearly sexual interest[s] she had on an African male I know."

Du Plessis brought hate speech charges against Shivambu after he allegedly called a her a "white bitch".

She alleged that in an SMS exchange between herself and Shivambu in May 2010, he wrote: "You must learn to respect people. I don't comment on YCL issues and please stop being stupid... I wouldn't want to earn respect from white bitches... so dream on."

Du Plessis is suing Shivambu for R100 000 in damages in the Johannesburg Equality Court.

His affidavit was filed at court this week.

Shivambu said Du Plessis had met him and his male acquaintance at his private apartment in Johannesburg in "what appeared to be a private meeting".

The court earlier ruled it would allow oral evidence by witnesses and experts in the case and Du Plessis and Shivambu might be called in to testify if necessary.

Magistrate Oriel Vele recently ordered that affidavits and particulars crucial to the case be handed in by Tuesday.

The complainant and respondent were ordered to make their cellphones and SIM cards available within ten days of discovery process [the handing over of relevant documentation].

Both parties would meet on February 14 for possible admissions and again on February 28 for answers to questions.

Comments
  • TamaraSays - 2012-01-24 22:59

    Pretty stupid to resort to slander in your defense bro. Now she can sue you for more! Eish. No brains, no headaches.

      cameronjohnprice - 2012-01-24 23:18

      No brains, no headaches........priceless!!

      Sean - 2012-01-25 00:00

      It just shows his stupidity , but at the same time arrogance !

  • Herman - 2012-01-24 23:15

    Dommer as grond, hy en sy buti malema.......

  • lindz.kok - 2012-01-24 23:31

    ha ha ha floyd its clear now that you and juju work close together, you are equaly stupid. ofence is the best defence they say, not in the case of you morons

  • JournoSergio - 2012-01-25 03:07

    Something is not quite right with this story. So the female journalist willingly brought charges against Shivambu, keeping in mind the alleged personal sexual utterances she shared with him? Either what he is saying is untrue, or some statements have been grossly taken out of context or this is altogether a circus show. I don't believe a journalist would risk their integrity and professionalism on something like this. Perhaps it is Shivambu, who already has nothing to lose, that is purposefully using reverse racism to "impress" whatever support he had in the ANC Youth League.

  • Sylvester Mohloli - 2012-01-25 04:00

    "...Both parties would meet on February 14 for possible admissions and again on February 28 for answers to questions..."Hahaha, they just hd to meet on Valentines'd day didn't they?Niiiiiiice,lmao

  • Odicito - 2012-01-25 04:24

    No tact, no class, pure disgust. And hes supposed to be a lee-duh! FAIL.

  • herman.muller - 2012-01-25 06:26

    he wrote: "You must learn to respect people. I don't comment on YCL issues and please stop being stupid... I wouldn't want to earn respect from white bitches... so dream on." Interesting that one "has to respect others" and then you can call them "white bitches". I guess integrity is something that is sorely missing in South African leadership today.

  • MrGuyT - 2012-01-25 07:21

    Floyd Shivambu the epitome of a racist chauvinist. Take him off his perch . Dirty vulture.

  • Gungets - 2012-01-25 07:59

    Floyd who????

  • Henning - 2012-01-25 08:46

    This guy is clearly grabbing at straws here....as Naas always says " No game plan"

  • Sechaba - 2012-01-25 08:52

    but this guys were exchanging SMSes in their private space, why now they making this public???? we will end up knowing things we're not supposed to know.....give us all the SMS exchanges they made, then you'll see what i meant when i say we will end up knowing things we not supposed to

  • Sean - 2012-01-25 09:31

    And if she didnt tell him she was going to bang the darkie then she WOULD have been racist

  • Jacqui - 2012-01-25 11:38

    No, he will just make her look like an oversexed individual, thus smearing her name and reputation. Young Floyd should walk the plank.

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