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Durban — Guesthouse owner Andre Slade and his Slovakian partner‚ Katarina Krizaniova‚ have been hit with a R50‚000 fine by the Ubombo Equality Court for hate speech.Magistrate Thamo Moodley handed down a scathing judgment on Tuesday‚ ordering the guesthouse owner and his partner to pay penance to a non-profit organisation based in Mtubatuba in northern KwaZulu-Natal.Slade made headlines in 2016 when he sent an e-mail barring black people from his Sodwana Bay guesthouse. It went viral and he was reported to the Equality Court.He and Krizaniova sparked further outrage when he justified the ban on racist grounds — in various media interviews — stating that "God’s word" said whites were superior‚ that blacks were classified in the Bible as "animals"‚ and that whites had a "crown" on their heads that blacks did not have.This prompted an equality court bid by the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Tourism. The organisations wanted an apology from Slade, as well ...

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