In an unusual turn of events, elderly black citizens have voiced their support for convicted racist Adam Catzavelos. The businessman is in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday for sentencing.
Adam Catzavelos has managed to garner support from an unusual quarter this morning.
Elderly black citizens packed the Randburg Magistrate's Court during his sentencing proceedings, which follow a successful conviction as a racist.
The group of pensioners from Soweto are currently being taught how to meditate and breathe from Catzavelos while he carries out his community service at the Seth Mazibuko Foundation.
IOL reports that Catzavelos ended his stint at the Soweto foundation after settling with the South African Human Rights Commission. The two parties had agreed on a R150 000 fine and a public apology.
Briefly.co.za reported that Catzavelos had been propelled to infamy when he recorded himself on a racially charged rant while holidaying in Greece:
“Let me give you a weather forecast here. Blue skies, beautiful day, amazing sea, and not one k***** in sight, f****** heaven on earth, you cannot beat this."
Testifying in court, Catzavelos revealed that he had been warmly received during his time in Orlando, a big deal for someone who committed the offence he had.
After reading the apology he had written, Catzavelos watched the notorious clip that had gone viral on social media.
The businessman says he now has a better understanding as to why it had caused the amount of pain it had to black South Africans.
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