PE magistrate withdraws appeal against Equality Court
11 September 2012
A Port Elizabeth magistrate has withdrawn his appeal against an Equality Court ruling in which he was found guilty of hate speech for calling a worker a baboon.
Magistrate Johan Herselman’s lawyer withdrew the matter before today’s sitting of the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein.
Herselman’s appeal to the Eastern Cape High Court failed last year.
The High Court ruled that he should have known that using the derogatory term towards Khayalethu Geleba when he scratched a court office door had racial undertones.