Johannesburg - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has ordered k-word ranter Adam Catzavelos to pay a R200 000 fine and apologise as part of a settlement proposal.
The businessman courted trouble when he filmed himself using the K-word while on holiday in Greece last year. The video went viral and drew the ire of many including EFF, who lodged a complaint with the police.
"We have submitted a settlement proposal. This was done on August 1. We gave them until today to come to us. They have agreed with most clauses in terms of the agreement. They only have two issues - restraining Catzavelos from making racist utterances in the future and the damages claim," said SAHRC Gauteng chairperson Buang Jones.
Jones said SAHRC will 'not settle for anything less than R200 000.
Earlier on Monday, Magistrate Naren Sewnarain recused himself from the case after Jones launched a recusal application.