The South African Human Rights Commission and Eben Etzebeth have mutually agreed to drop the review application of the Langebaan Four case in the Gauteng High Court.
Etzebeth was accused of allegedly using a racial slur when leaving a bar in Langebaan during the early hours of 25 August in 2019.
The SAHRC was representing the four men and laid a complaint with the Equality Court last year. The men were seeking compensation of over R1 million and orders for Etzebeth to undergo anger management and racial sensitivity training.
The Springbok lock maintained his innocence and filed papers in the High Court in Pretoria, asking for the matter to be set aside.
‘The South African Human Rights Commission and Mr Eben Etzebeth and have agreed to withdraw the Review Application in the Pretoria High Court,’ a joint statement from the SAHRC read.
‘The matter is to proceed to the Equality Court to reach finality in a more expeditious and amicable manner. Both Mr Etzebeth and the Commission are confident that this would be in the best interests of all parties involved.’
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