Court slams Parks Tau for defaming Herman Mashaba
Herman Mashaba brought a lawsuit against Parks Tau for what has been described as the "crude and shameful comments" he made alleging Mashaba was sexist and anti-black.
Mashaba brought a lawsuit against Tau for what has been described as the "crude and shameful comments" he
made alleging Mashaba was sexist and anti-black.
Judge Van der Linde ruled Tau's comments "stretched the boundaries of legitimate political criticism into character assassination".
Tau made the remarks at the funeral of late African National Congress councillor Nonhlanhla Mthembu back in 2016.
Mashaba’s spokesperson Luyanda Mfeka says Tau has also been interdicted from repeating his comments.
The court has ordered Tau to pay for the legal costs. Mashaba says he will donate these funds to charity.
On Friday, the High Court slammed @Parks_Tau for his defamatory remarks against myself. The court also ordered Tau to pay costs for the case. I will be donating money from this cost order to an organization supporting women in need as a result of abuse and other social ills. pic.twitter.com/9uphcmFYTo— Herman Mashaba (@HermanMashaba) February 10, 2019