Edward Zuma disappears after failing to pay hate speech fine in full

Edward Zuma disappears after failing to pay hate speech fine in full

- Jacob Zuma' son, Edward, is in trouble after he failed to pay part of a fine he was given for hate speech towards Pravin Gordhan and Derek Hanekom

- Edward has disappeared, and not even his lawyer knows where he is or if he's alive

- The court has given Edward until the 22nd of January to explain why he wasn't in court and hasn't paid the fine in full

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The South Africa Human Rights Commission was forced to go to the Durban Equality Court for an arrest warrant for Edward Zuma, one of the former president's sons.

Edward failed to pay a fine for hate speech that he was found guilty of.

TimesLIVE reported that Edward is accused of being disrespectful by disregarding the court order and not paying the remaining amount of R12 500.

Ayanda Mkhwanazi, Edward's lawyer, stated that he does not even know whether or not the young man is alive or not. The lawyer asked for time to find his client, and the case was postponed until 22 January 2019.

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Pavershree Padayachee, the Human Rights Commission's lawyer, said it looks as if Edward thinks he can get away with not paying the fine because of who he is.

Edward was ordered to pay 2 schools an amount of R30 000 each for hate speech directed at Pravin Gordhan and Derek Hanekom.

As reported on by Briefly.co.za earlier, the Human Rights Commission felt that a letter that was written by Edward promote hate on the basis of race.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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