Former South African President’s son fined for hate speech

Former South African President Jacob Zuma’s son Edward yesterday agreed to pay 5,000 U.S. dollars and apologized for his insulting letter. In 2017 Edward wrote an open letter, in which he labeled the then finance minister PravinGordhan and tourism minister Derek Hanekom, two critics of Zuma, as “sell outs.’’

On Tuesday Edward reached an agreement at Durban Equality Court to pay 5,000 dollars and apologized for his hate speech. The fine would be given to two needy schools in Durban. According to the court settlement, Edward is required to write an unconditional apology directed to all South Africans in the next seven days.