R100 000 hate speech fine

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THE Equal­ity Court has awarded dam­ages of R100 000 to a Joburg po­lice­man, Con­sta­ble Cle­ment Mkhondo, for be­ing ver­bally as­saulted by Vicki Momberg while he was try­ing to as­sist her after she had been tar­geted in a smash-and-grab rob­bery. In Fe­bru­ary 2016, Momberg, 48, was caught on video shout­ing racial abuse at po­lice of­fi­cers who had come to her as­sis­tance. The Equal­ity Court, sit­ting in the Rand­burg Mag­is­trate’s Court, also or­dered Momberg to at­tend a pro­gramme of in­te­grated com­mu­nity ser­vice and sen­si­tiv­ity train­ing ad­min­is­tered by the SA Hu­man Rights Com­mis­sion (SAHRC) along with af­fil­i­ate or­gan­i­sa­tions such as the Ahmed Kathrada Foun­da­tion. She will be re­quired to visit the Apartheid Mu­seum, at­tend SAHRC com­mu­nity ad­vo­cacy pro­grammes and at­tend race sen­si­ti­sa­tion work­shops. She was also or­dered to make a writ­ten apol­ogy to Mkhondo to be pub­lished on Twit­ter, Face­book and the SAHRC’s web­site.

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