'Shut up' in isiXhosa not rude, LPC finds as it clears Dali Mpofu of misconduct

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Dali Mpofu indicated he was not happy with the way he was treated.
Dali Mpofu indicated he was not happy with the way he was treated.
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The Legal Practice Council (LPC) has accepted advocate Dali Mpofu's argument no one from his Eastern Cape village would have found it rude if he told them to shut up in isiXhosa and ruled his use of this phrase at the Zondo Commission was not disrespectful.

During a commission hearing in March 2021, Mpofu told Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and his advocate Michelle le Roux they must shut up while objecting to Le Roux's line of questioning.

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