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The complaints against Justice Bekebeke and former premier Sylvia Lucas were dismissed.

The Director General Advocate Justice Bekebeke and former Northern Cape Premier Sylvia Lucas, have been cleared of discrimination, hate speech and harassment charges in the Equality Court. Picture: Danie van der Lith
NORTHERN Cape Director-General Justice Bekebeke and former premier Sylvia Lucas have been cleared of discrimination, hate speech and harassment charges in the Equality Court.

Chief magistrate Oswald Krieling dismissed the complaint with costs this week and removed the matter from the court roll.

A R100 000 claim for damages for the “pigs and panties” comments Bekebeke made and the counterclaim lodged for the defamation of Bekebeke’s character, for an amount of R200 000, were bot ...

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