Zuma was hauled to the Equality Court in June last year by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) after he penned an open letter to Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom.
In the letter, Edward called Hanekom “a white monopoly capitalist offspring - who is no better than a vile dog trained to maul a black skin”.
He described Gordhan as “one of the most corrupt cadres of the ANC who thinks African natives are no better than just being sugar cane cutters who must be forever subservient to a master like him for sustenance”.
At the time, Gordhan and Hanekom were part of the grouping in the ANC who were calling for Zuma to step down. This enraged Edward.