- Sentencing in Adam Catzavelos' controversial case has been handed down on Friday
- The businessman was facing charges of crimen injuria after pleading guilty last year
- The Randburg Magistrate's Court has given Catzavelos a choice between a fine or a suspended sentence
Convicted racist Adam Catzavelos has learned his fate in the case concerning his infamous video that spread like wildfire.
Mzansi had been appalled when the businessman posted a racially-charged rant on social media.
Standing on a Greek beach, Catzavelos had expressed his glee at the lack of black beachgoers:
“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."
Friday saw the Randburg Magistrate's Court handing down a sentence, giving Catzavelos the choice between a R50 000 fine or a suspended two-year jail term, suspended for five years.
If Catzavelos commits another crime, the suspended sentence will come into effect. The businessman had pleaded guilty to charges of crimen injuria last year.
The Economic Freedom Fighters had laid criminal charges of their own against Catzavelos. This had come at a time where he had been fired from a family-owned business and banned from his children's school until an apology was issued, reports The Citizen.
The South African Human Rights Commission had received over 50 complaints against the businessman, later reaching a settlement of R150 000 payable over 30 months.
Briefly.co.za reported that eyebrows were raised when a crowd of gogos had accompanied Catzavelos to court, where he had claimed to be a changed man.
The embattled businessman revealed that he had been given a new nickname during his time doing community service. His colleagues had dubbed him 'Mxolisi', meaning forgiveness.
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