SAHRC legal head banned from commenting on Eben Etzebeth case

SAHRC legal head banned from commenting on Eben Etzebeth case

- Buang Jones recently vowed that Eben Etzebeth would be made to pay in the case against him at the SAHRC

- The legal head has landed himself in some hot water with the premature comments, earning himself a shorter leash

- His conduct is currently under investigation and he has been prevented from commenting on the high-profile case

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Eben Etzebeth is facing a South African Human Rights Commission-led legal battle in the Equality Court.

Briefly.co.za reported that four people had claimed the Springbok star had levied racial abuse against them.

The SAHRC is aiding Enver Wilsnach, Yorayda Papier, Mogamad Smith and Kay Lee Brook take the athlete to task.

However, Buang Jones, the entity's lead head, has landed himself in a fair bit of trouble after insisting that Etzebeth would be held to account after being 'used' to 'getting away with murder'.

READ ALSO: SAHRC legal head vows to make example out of Etzebeth with charges

The comments garnered a fair amount of criticism, with chairperson Bongani Majola saying that:

"We are very concerned about the statements allegedly made by Mr Jones. In the meantime we have said there should be no more media commentary on the case."

An altercation at a Watergat restaurant had seen the Bok player allegedly using the H-word against the group.

Etzebeth has since faced mounting calls to return to South Africa to answer to the allegations, currently in Japan to represent the nation at the Rugby World Cup, reports eNCA.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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