Catzavelos offered settlement

Staff Writer | Aug 08, 2019
Adam Catzavelos, the man whose video of himself using the ‘K-word’ while on holiday in Greece went viral in 2018, has been offered a deal.

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), which had taken Catzavelos to the Equality Court, said it had offered him a settlement involving an apology and a payment of some R200 000.

The sum was seen as a ‘going rate’ of sorts for making recompense for racist utterings. SAHRC spokesperson in Gauteng Buang Jones said: ‘We are claiming R200 000 and we can’t settle for anything less than R200 000, and we used the precedent in the Angelo Agrizzi case and in another matter in Springs in which the commission assisted a farmworker.’

(It has been repeatedly noted that the Springs case involved neither a farmer nor a ‘farmworker’.)

Catzavelos was also facing charges in Greece for inciting racial hostility. It is not clear when he would be required to attend a court hearing in that country.


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