The SAJBD notes the confusion as to which equality court the Andile Mngxitama hate speech case should be heard in. The SAJBD lodged the complaint with the Johannesburg High Court, and they in turn, referred it to the Magistrate’s Court. The Magistrate’s Court have indicated that this was an incorrect referral.
The issues are of a procedural nature and do not touch on the merits of the case. Our legal team is considering all legal options to take the case forward on its merits.
The SAJBD remains committed to ensuring that this case is heard by the appropriate court. Not only is it important for the South African Jewish community, but for all South Africans committed to fighting against hate speech and racism.