SA Human Rights Council to take Agrizzi to court over racist rant

SA Human Rights Council to take Agrizzi to court over racist rant

Angelo Agrizzi, former COO at BOSASA, is in hot water over his k-word tirade. The South African Human Rights Commission is taking him to court for his racist rant, heard by the Zondo Inquiry earlier this week.

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The South African Human Rights Commission is taking Angelo Agrizzi to court over his racist comments, heard in a recording by the Zondo Commission earlier this week.

Tuesday saw the ex-COO concluding his testimony at the state capture inquiry, where Agrizzi admitted to his racism.

Gushwell Brooks, Communications Co-coordinator for the SAHRC, spoke to eNCA recently saying:

"We can't stand by and have Mr Agrizzi use these kinds of terms in relation to other human beings and just leave it as be; it needs to go to the Equality Court so it can be heard and dealt with in the appropriate manner,"

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Brooks maintained that, although there is room for forgiveness should a person show remorse, the commission could not allow it to go unaddressed:

"We can't live in a society where we make admissions of our wrongs and do not atone for it in any way. I can't come out and say that I'm sexist or that I'm prejudiced towards particular groups and just accept that based on my confession of those particular prejudices the debt should go unscathed,"

READ ALSO: Agrizzi confesses at Zondo Commission: 'I am a racist, I admit it

Briefly.co.za reported earlier that the sound recording, containing Agrizzi's tirade, had been submitted to the Zondo Commission on the basis that Angelo had been accused of being motivated by racial bias.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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