EFF leader Julius Malema’s description of public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan as a “dog of white monopoly capital” was “hateful and aimed at engendering hatred” towards the minister, but did not amount to hate speech, according to the equality court.

Gordhan’s lawyers say the minister is considering his options after the decision, which marks the second hate speech case being ruled in the EFF’s favour in less than a week.

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