Bloemfontein guesthouse owner has to pay R15000 for the K-word


The owner of a guesthouse in Bloemfontein was ordered by the Equality Court to pay R15000 in damages to a fast food outlet manager in Bloemfontein after she called him the K-word.

The court found that although Hendrika Johanita van Zyl denied calling Teboho Jousse the K-word – during an altercation in a parking lot in the city – that on a balance of probabilities she did utter the words.

Van Zyl and Jousse had an argument after a traffic incident in December 2015.

Van Zyl was ordered to pay damages, to attend a human rights sensitization program and to make an unconditional written apology to Jousse, who was represented by Buang Jones from the South African Human Rights Commission.

The organisation’s Shirley Mlombo welcomed the judgment.

Cathy Dlodlo- Courant News