Angelo Agrizzi fined R200 000 for using k-word in recorded rant

Angelo Agrizzi fined R200 000 for using k-word in recorded rant

- Angelo Agrizzi has agreed to pay R200 000 for using racial slurs

- He can heard using the k-word in an audio recording

- The money will be donated to a charity

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Former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi has agreed to pay a R200 000 fine in relation to charges of hate speech.

This comes after an audio recording surfaced of Agrizzi ranting and using the k-word.

Agrizzi reached a deal with the Human Rights Commission over the charges.

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Agrizzi appeared in the Equality Court in Randburg on Thursday regarding the charges, where his legal representatives handed in documents confirming that Agrizzi had struck a deal with the SAHRC.

Agrizzi says that the used the racial slur while holding a meeting at his home with some of his family members and former Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson, according to The Citizen.

A lawyer for the Zondo Commission described Agrizzi's comments as "nakedly racist and grossly offensive" -  a description with which Agrizzi agreed.

Agrizzi said he was ashamed and embarrassed of what he said in the recording. He also confessed to the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture that he is a racist.

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Agrizzi added that he had been drinking before he used the offensive language. He also claims that Watson tried to bait him into using the slur, so that the recording could be used against him, has gathered. 

Agrizzi's fine will reportedly be given to the Barney Mokgatle Foundation, a charity which promotes social cohesion.

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