Cape Town - A South African Pentecostal pastor was handed a 30-day suspended jail term on Friday for repeatedly making homophobic comments, including a suggestion that gays be locked in cages like animals.
Oscar Bougardt was found guilty by a Cape Town court of making statements that discriminate and incite hatred against homosexuals.
He was also ruled in breach of an earlier court order that barred him in 2014 from verbally attacking homosexuals.
Judge Lee Bozalek sentenced Bougardt to a 30-day jail term, suspended for five years provided he makes no further anti-gay comments.
Bougardt is a pastor at Calvary H.O.P.E Ministries in Cape Town.