After a bizarre attempt to avoid scrutiny in a court of law, Eben Etzebeth will finally be forced to face his accusers in the Equality Court.
The charges stem from a string of incidents that started on the 24th of August 2018, at the Langebaan Yatch Club.
A resident alleged that a drunken Etzebeth had gotten into a row with Coloured members when they asked him to abide by the rules and remove his cap.
The events then moved outside of the Langebaan sports bar, Die Watergat, where Etzebeth is accused of pointing a gun and “brutally” attacking a Coloured man, whom he had referred to as a ‘hotnot’.
The person with whom the man was with alleged that Etzebeth had told them their “ma se p**s”, and asked them, “Hotnots, wat soek julle nog op die straat?” (Hotnots, what are you still doing on the streets?).
Photos of the incident showed the assaulted man lying on the floor unconscious, battered and bloodied.
After the Human Rights Commission decided to take Etzebeth to the Equality, Court, Etzebeth decided to take a leaf from the playbook of former president, Jacob Zuma.
He filed an application at the Gauteng High in which he asks the court to set aside the South African Human Rights Commission’s (SAHRC’s) proceedings against him.
The Toulonnais lock also suggested in several interviews that his accusers are lying and that there is a conspiracy against him.
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