South African Human Rights Commission Lays Charges Against Renaldo Gouws

South African Human Rights Commission Lays Charges Against Renaldo Gouws

  • The South African Human Rights Council has come after suspended Democratic Alliance MP Renaldo Gouws
  • The Council has decided to take Gouws to the Equality Court for his videos in which he ranted racially
  • South Africans made jokes about Gouws about the Democratic Alliance and the African National Congress's Government of National Unity

Tebogo Mokwena, a Briefly News current affairs journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa, has covered policy changes, the State of the Nation Address, politician-related news and elections at Daily Sun and Vutivi Business News for over seven years.

The SAHRC is taking DA MP Renaldo Gouws to the Equality Court
The SAHRC acted against Renaldo Gouws. Images: @RenaldoGouws
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JOHANNESBURG – Suspended Democratic Alliance Renaldo Gouw's day is not over, and he is already up against the South African Human Rights Commission.

SAHRC takes Gouws to Equality Court

In a statement the @SAHRCommission posted on its X account, the SAHRC said it would take Gouws to the Equality Court. The statement adds that Gouws went viral after videos of him making derogatory remarks went viral on social media. Calls for him to be suspended mounted immediately after the videos went viral.

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The Commission called Gouws out.

"Given Mr Gouw's position as a Member of Parliament, his alleged actions carry even greater weight and responsibility, as he is expected to uphold and embody the principles enshrined in the Constitution, including human dignity, equality and non-discrimination," it said.

View the complete statement here:

South Africans applaud SAHRC

Netizens on Facebook commented that the suspension of Renaldo Gouws is the result of the government of national unity.

Mqoma Masixole said:

"DA is already acting like the ANC. Helen Zille has spewed nonsense and racial slurs so many times, and she has never been suspended."

Johannes Masilela said:

"This government of national unity was speeding on a fast lane at 350km/h. Here are the results."

Thulisile Dlamini said:

"I’m gonna need the fighters to step back and watch the drama."

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Mama Joy signs petition against MP Renaldo Gouws

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that super fan Mama Joy also signed the petition against Renaldo Gouws.

Mama Joy accused Gouws of badmouthing her after he posted a video in which he called her a prostitute for the state.

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Tebogo Mokwena (Current Affairs editor) Tebogo Mokwena is a Current Affairs Editor at Briefly News. He has a Diploma in Journalism from ALISON. He joined Daily Sun, where he worked for 4 years covering politics, crime, entertainment, current affairs, policy, governance and art. He was also a sub-editor and journalist for Capricorn Post before joining Vutivi Business News in 2020, where he covered small business news policy and governance, analysis and profiles. He joined Briefly News in 2023. Tebogo passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative Email: