The issue before the Equality Court was whether Malema’s statements constituted hate speech under Section 11 of the Equality Act.
This comes after Malema was found not guilty of hate speech against Pravin Gordhan.
He referred to gay people as ‘perverted’ and advocated for criminalisation, saying they should ‘deal with them like they do in Nigeria’.
According to an advocate of the Freedom of Expression Institute, their position is that Gordhan has failed to make his case.
The party’s former parliamentary operations director Louw Nel took the matter to the court in his personal capacity.
The complainants allege the Bok assaulted them and called them ‘h*tn*tte’.
The FF Plus previously said it was investigating the incident but Marcelle Maritz, according to her party, denied the allegation.
The lock is currently in Japan, where the Springboks are participating in the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Point-scoring which compromises national security is something which should not be tolerated.
The advocate said that blaming the party for violence was unfair due to the party taking a clear stance against it.