Streaming issues? Report here
Aubrey Masango 702 Gradient Aubrey Masango 702 Gradient
The Aubrey Masango Show
20:00 - 00:00
volume_up
volume_mute

The Aubrey Masango Show
20:00 - 00:00
Home
arrow_forward
Politics

Angelo Agrizzi to pay R200,000 fine for K-word remarks

27 June 2019 5:05 PM
Tags:
Human Rights Commission
SAHRC
Bosasa
Angelo Agrizzi

The former Bosasa chief operating officer has also agreed to issue an apology to all South Africans.

A settlement has been reached between the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and former Bosasa chief operating officer Angelo Agrizzi after he was heard in a recording submitted as evidence at the state capture inquiry using the K-word.

Agrizzi has agreed to pay a fine of R200,000 which will go to charity and issue an apology to all South Africans.

The SAHRC has welcomed the judgment.

Eyewitness News reporter Thando Kubheka has more on the story.

Many people would argue it was easily ironed out but the Human Rights Commission doesn't think so. It thinks that this case has set a precedent for others who use racial slurs and think it's ok to use racially offensive language. It sees what happened here as a restorative measure of some sort.

Thando Kubheka, Reporter - EWN

They say that Agrizzi has shown some sort of remorse that he has done something wrong and has taken steps to correct his mistakes.

Thando Kubheka, Reporter - EWN

Khubeka says the SAHRC plans to pursue legal action against those who were part of the recording - including the family of Bosasa boss Gavin Watson.

The Equality Act clearly states that no one may disseminate information that unfairly discriminates against others. During a meeting with Agrizzi's lawyers and the commission, it came to their attention that this recording was unlawfully disseminated and it will now pursue legal action against those members of the Watson family - these include Lindsay, Roth and Jarred Watson.

Thando Kubheka, Reporter - EWN

Click on the link below to hear the full report...


27 June 2019 5:05 PM
Tags:
Human Rights Commission
SAHRC
Bosasa
Angelo Agrizzi

Recommended

More from Politics

Red wine white woman female funny reaction 123rf 123rflifestyle

'Few restaurants will now survive without selling alcohol. We were blindsided'

13 July 2020 6:33 PM

Bruce Whitfield interviews reps from the Restaurant Association Of SA, Business Unity SA and the National Liquor Traders Council.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

liquor-store-sales-wine-champagne-mmc-brut-bubbly-alcohol-booze-drinking-123rf

Liquor traders association aggrieved by sudden ban on sale of alcohol

13 July 2020 11:16 AM

Liquor Traders Association of SA's Sean Robinson and Gauteng Liquor Forum's Fanny Mokoena reflect on liquor ban.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

cooler-box-beer-booze-alcohol-liquor-transportation-car- drunk-driving-123rf

'Regulations need to focus on spaces where risk of transmission is high'

13 July 2020 9:00 AM

Wits School of Governance's professor Alex van den Heever unpacks the latest restriction by the President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

ramaphosa3jpg

Ramaphosa reinstates ban on alcohol, COVID-19 death toll surpasses 4,000

12 July 2020 10:30 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday he was concerned that South Africans were downplaying the seriousness of the pandemic.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Cyril Ramaphosa

(WATCH LIVE] President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the nation at 8pm

12 July 2020 7:53 PM

Ramaphosa addresses the nation this evening on developments in SA's risk-adjusted strategy to manage the spread of COVID-19.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

scootersjpg

'EC scooters were procured to allow transportation of meds by health workers'

10 July 2020 12:07 PM

Provincial health department head Dr Thobile Mbengashe is adamant that these scooters were never meant to be ambulances.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

scootersjpg

EC tender was for 100 clinics, not ambulances - Fabkomp director

10 July 2020 7:34 AM

The company that got the R10 million tender's Brian Harmse sheds light on the controversial project.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

190124 Phil Masinga4

For anyone to write me off politically at this moment is ill-advised - Gigaba

9 July 2020 11:50 AM

Clement Manyathela chats with former minister Malusi Gigaba in a new feature called #HangingOutwithClement.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

123rf A pile of two hundred rand notes, South African currency money

'It is critical that South Africa brings its public debt under control'

9 July 2020 8:07 AM

RMB CEO James Formby says if the country doesnt control its debt, it will find itself in an economic quagmire.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200707truckdriversgif

Truck drivers continue with protest despite union's plea for the strike to end

8 July 2020 1:57 PM

All Truck Drivers Foundation Gauteng secretary Mandla Mngomezulu says the union condemn any violence that is brought by protest.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward