State capture whistleblower Angelo Agrizzi has been ordered to pay R200 000 to the Barney Mokgatle Foundation in Alexandra and issue an unconditional apology for using the K-word.
Agrizzi appeared before the Equality Court sitting at the Randburg Magistrate’s Court after the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) lodged a complaint of discrimination and hate speech.
The case emanates from a recording used as evidence at the State Capture Commission of Inquiry where Agrizzi is heard saying the K-word numerous times while laughing in a conversation.
During his testimony at the commission, Agrizzi conceded to being racist and said he was ashamed of his actions.
Agrizzi shot to prominence earlier in 2019 when he gave evidence of state capture.
He detailed at length how Bosasa, its chief executive Gavin Watson and other leaders, including himself, allegedly bribed senior ANC officials with the intention of scoring lucrative government contracts.