SAHRC: We are not prejudiced against Etzebeth

South African Human Rights Council Chairperson Bongani Majola says investigations are underway into comments allegedly made by legal head Buang Jones about Springbok player Eben Etzebeth. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) insists it's not prejudiced against Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth.

The SAHRC is investigating its legal head, Buang Jones, and has barred him from commenting to the media on the Eben Etzebeth case.

The commission is investigating claims that Etzebeth uttered a racial slur at a pub in Langebaan. 

During a visit to the area, Jones reportedly told the community that the Springbok star has been getting away with murder.

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SAHRC chairperson Bongani Majola insists the commission is not prejudiced against Etzebeth.

“We would like him (Etzebeth) to get a fair trial like any other person we have taken action against in the Equality Court,” Majola said.

“We are very concerned about the statements alleged to have been made by Mr. Jones.

“We would like to get all the statements he has been alleged to have made and the context thereof and then we will decide what we are going to do.”