- Springbok star Eben Etzebeth is fighting fire with fire as he aims to avoid the Equality Court
- Etzebeth will be hoping the High Court will intervene in his favour after his lawyers served the South African Human Rights Commission
- This follows the alleged racist assault scandal that took place in Langebaan on the eve of the Rugby World Cup
The South African Human Rights Commission zoned in on Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth after news emerged of the alleged racist assault that took place on the eve of the Rugby World Cup.
The SAHRC previously confirmed that it would be taking Etzebeth to the Equality Court to ensure that justice is served.
However, Etzebeth has hit back as his lawyers served the SAHRC in a bid to prevent the case from going to the Equality Court.
SA Rugby Mag reported that Etzebeth's fate will now lie with the High Court to determine how far the case will go.
SAHRC chairperson Bongani Majola confirmed receipt of the file served by Etzebeth's legal team.
He said, "They were served on our legal services unit in the morning. I just got them. It’s quite a thick document, so I won’t be able to give you comment now."
Etzebeth strongly denied the allegations, but many supporters feel that the lock should have been removed from the current squad.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that former Bok coach Peter De Villiers won't support the Springboks at World Cup following the racism row.
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