Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth is being faced with a compensation claim totalling more than R1-million from the incident that occurred on the West Coast.
Etzebeth, who played in Friday’s World Cup win over Italy, faces the main claim as well as an order that calls for community service in Langebaan, an apology to coloured people, anger management courses and race sensitivity training.
Two men were alleged pistol-whipped with two more claiming they were racially abused by the Bok lock.
Buang Jones, who is representing the complainants in the Equality Court matter on behalf of the SA Human Rights Commission, says that hate speech papers have been filed. Jones confirmed the matter was in addition to the criminal matter that is currently being investigated.
Etzebeth is alleged to have called the complainants h*tn*tte. Civil action is also being pursued.
Legal papers were filed on Friday at the Hopefield Magistrates Court.
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