There was a strong police presence outside the Verulam Magistrate’s Court on Friday where 12 suspects alleged to be involved in the killings and violence in Phoenix appeared.
Hate speech and incitement charges have been laid against activist Jackie Shandu for his anti-Indian rant.
Shandu retracted his comments on Friday and told Weekend Witness they were made in a “fit of rage”.
Cases were laid by the South African Hindu Maha Sabha and the DA.
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