EFF leader Julius Malema and his deputy‚ Floyd Shivambu, want public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan’s Equality Court hate-speech case against them to be heard in the high court. Gordhan lodged a complaint in the Equality Court against Malema and Shivambu about their public utterances against him in November 2018, which Gordhan said amounted to hate speech. Malema, speaking to EFF supporters outside the state-capture commission hearing in Johannesburg when Gordhan was testifying, accused the minister of being corrupt and a lackey of white monopoly capital. Gordhan said the statements were intended to be hurtful‚ incite harm and promote hatred‚ and thus constituted hate speech under the Equality Act. Counsel for Malema and Shivambu‚ Tembeka Ngcukaitobi‚ said in the Equality Court on Monday that the pair wanted the matter to be transferred to the high court for them to challenge section 10 of the Equality Act. The section deals with hate speech. Magistrate Nishani Beharie postpone...

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