- ANC councillor Andile Lungisa says he is confident that Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago's lawsuit against him will be unsuccessful
- Kganyago is suing Lungisa for defamation
- This comes after Lungisa allegedly referred to Kganyago as an "exceptional k-word"
Andile Lungisa, an ANC councillor in Nelson Mandela Bay, is being taken to court by Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago after Lungisa allegedly called him an "exceptional k-word".
Kganyago is suing Lungisa for R500 000 over the slur.
However, Lungisa says that he is confident that Kganyago's application will fail.
Kganyago has filed court documents in which he maintains that Lungisa's remark was defamatory and that his reputation was harmed as a result, Briefly.co.za has gathered. Lungisa reportedly tweeted the statement about Kganyago to his roughly 20 000 followers.
Lungisa made the remarks after Kganyago criticised those calling for the Reserve Bank to be nationalised. According to Times Live, Kganyago described those urging for nationalisation as "barbarians at the gate of SARB".
In response, Lungisa labelled Kganyago a "dutiful servant of racialist superiors".
Since then, Lungisa has been defiant on social media regarding the matter. On Tuesday he took to Twitter, posting, "The governor of he Reserve Bank is suing me for R500k because I correctly characterised him and his ilk as useful idiots of settler capital. CounterRevolutionaryLawfare."
The councillor went on to accuse Kganyago of trying to silence him, according to Eyewitness News.
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