Shivambu hate speech case postponed

2011-12-07 14:13

Johannesburg - The Johannesburg Equality Court is to allow oral evidence by witnesses and experts in a hate speech case against suspended ANC Youth League spokesperson Floyd Shivambu.

Magistrate Oriel Vele said on Wednesday former Independent Newspaper journalist Carien du Plessis and Shivambu may also be called in to testify if necessary.

Du Plessis brought the case against Shivambu after he allegedly called 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 for R100 000 in damages.

Neither of them was in court on Wednesday.


Vele ordered that relevant documents and particulars crucial to the case be handed in by no later than January 24 next year.

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].

Richard Moultrie, counsel for Du Plessis, said he did not know what the defence's case was and that related affidavits, which were meant to be supplied last week, were still outstanding.

Moultrie submitted the court should make emergency provisions should there be ongoing violations by Shivambu.

"If there are consistent violations then make provisions...I don't know if I can call you at midnight....or if not then let it be that an urgent application be allowed," Moultrie told the court.

Said Vele: "I don't see it as being urgent. Since the incident happened...there has been no contact between the parties...If there is a need, we will deal with it when it arises."

Lucky Maunatlala, counsel for Shivambu, said Du Plessis had a duty to prove the case she brought to court.

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

The matter was postponed to April 24 next year.

  • methedex - 2011-12-07 14:18

    drop the person called Sganja

      CdeSganja - 2011-12-07 14:20

      This case is useless,people are now using courts for wrong things.

      Grant - 2011-12-07 15:00

      Too late methedex - the troll sganja was already dropped, on his head, at birth.

      Johan - 2011-12-07 16:10

      And what are the courts for Sganja?

  • makatika - 2011-12-07 14:22

    Mara Why? I so wish I was a magistrate if I have an appointment in the afternoon I just sit and postpone one case after another

      Deon - 2011-12-07 14:37

      They are not allowed to rule without all the evidence.

      makatika - 2011-12-07 14:43

      Why can't they allow the damn evidence to be presented before them. Are they getting paid PER HOUR?

      methedex - 2011-12-07 14:46

      they are getting paid per bribe...

  • methedex - 2011-12-07 14:30

    This comment is going to be off topic, but it applies to almost all our problems: Tax payer pays money every month. This money should go to services and poor people. That alone will fix almost all the problems in this country. If the tax money is stolen by our ANC "comrades", then no services are delivered and the poor stay poor. Fix this country's "ANC" problem and all the other problems will automatically start to fix themselves. No more hate speech, no more racism(or at least a lot less) and a country that can rival other 1st world countries.

      John - 2011-12-07 18:10

      Methedex....a tax money are stolen, not is stolen. On your topic, please don't blame only ANC. There are many other government sectors where they also need to pinch some of the tax money...its unfair if only ANC gets the 4 digit PIN number of the SARS account. Do you ever come across how those money are alocated and aproved?...stealing is wrong wording. Aproving budgets and acountability ...entire country follows up on this tricky scheme...relax. We all know that...just not enough jails in the country. How about 100k ZAR for "reception of guests"..served cookies and tea. Havent seen anyone so far detained for spend as such....where the F* is SARS auditing thinks a such as "apropriate"?...ask SARS menthedex. Don't just shoot in one direction...get all the right targets.

  • Bokfan - 2011-12-07 14:32

    More than a year to deal with one lousy t*rd like Shytevambo. Its enough to give a trappist monk the conniptions.

      Marion - 2011-12-07 14:54

      Thanks for helping me increase my vocabulary.

      methedex - 2011-12-07 14:56

      hahaha! funny reply Marion. Gave me a laugh...

      John - 2011-12-07 17:54

      Thanks for helping Marion

  • Mike - 2011-12-07 14:39

    The magistrate probably had a round of golf lined up with Shaik

      makatika - 2011-12-07 14:46

      We have the same suspicion

      Deon - 2011-12-07 15:29

      They both were absent so it was never planned to be a full day in court.

  • Msholozi - 2011-12-07 15:28

    leave our comrade alone he is a busy man who cannot waste time on imperialist nonsense

      methedex - 2011-12-07 15:37

      hehe, my "comrade" MSHOLOZI. No tax money for you. HAHA. Good luck buying bread with that attitude...

      Blade - 2011-12-07 16:07

      Busy robbing his supporters blind...

      John - 2011-12-07 17:52

      Aiii MAN...leave Comrade Msholozi alone. He is from Western Cape and he "don't do crime"...our comrades cannot spend Methedex tax money. Methedex is simply not pay taxes...i wish i was like Methedex not pay taxes....:)....ishhh

  • raegan.mcreed - 2011-12-07 15:57

    cant this shivambu chap just go join his fellow comrade juli@@s in the cow dung....

  • marybailey6769 - 2011-12-16 00:26

    So from now on,every time one of them offend me, I'm going to report them, but to who? Maybe Jesus, will hear my case...

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