Johannesburg - Velaphi Khumalo, who posted racial slurs against white people in a Facebook tirade two years ago, has been found guilty of hate speech by the Equality Court in the South Gauteng High Court on Friday.
The Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts and Culture official was also directed by the court to apologise to all South Africans, SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) Gauteng provincial manager Buang Jones tweeted on Friday.
''Velaphi Khumalo's utterances have been declared to be hate speech. He has been interdicted from repeating utterances and ordered to publish a written apology directed at all South Africans. Apology shall be communicated to SAHR Commission for further dissemination Copy of the dossier of papers filed to be submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions,'' Jones tweeted.
Khumalo stood trial for his utterances calling on ''cleansing the country of white people''.
He posted these on Facebook in wake of Penny Sparrow comparing black beachgoers to monkeys in the same year.