- Adam Catzavelos is back in court over his racial slurs uttered against black citizens while on a Greek beach
- The Joburg businessman has managed to reach a settlement with the SA Human Rights Commission
- Catzavelos will now pay R150 000 to a charity and issue a formal apology for his statements
Adam Catzavelos has managed to reach a settlement in one of his numerous legal battles.
Briefly.co.za reported that the businessman had been taken to task after his infamous k-word rant went viral on social media.
eNCA reports that the SAHRC has entered into a settlement agreement, agreeing that Catzavelos must pay R150 000 over the course of 30 months to charity and issue an apology.
TimeLIVE reports that Catzavelos expressed his deep remorse for his actions in a statement saying:
“When I watch the video, not by choice I may add, but because in certain circumstances I have had to, for example with my lawyers, I am truly disgusted, horrified and ashamed of my behaviour. I now, more than ever, in the course of having to confront and take responsibility for my actions, which has forced me to consider deeply issues such as dignity and humanity, am acutely aware of how profoundly dehumanising and hurtful it must be for black South Africans to be referred to by the 'k' word with all its connotations, who a mere 24 years ago were liberated from centuries of enslavement, colonisation and subjugation and oppression."
The businessman is facing charges of crimen injuria as well as a hate speech complaint at the Equality Court. This settlement comes after Catzavelos appeared in court on the criminal charges.
Catzavelos is also facing charges in Greece, although it is uncertain how the foreign court is set to proceed with the matter.
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