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South African Ambassador To Uganda Guilty of Anti-Gay Hate Speech

Jon Qwelane, South African ambassador to Uganda and former Sunday Sun columnist, was found guilty of hate speech by the Johannesburg Equality Court on Tuesday.

BBC reports:

The South African ambassador to Uganda, a former columnist for South Africa’s Sunday Sun paper, has been found guilty of hate speech for an anti-gay article.

South Africa’s Equality Court fined Jon Qwelane $14,450 (?8,920) and ordered him to apologise for promoting hatred in the column published in 2008.

Headlined “Call me names but gay is NOT OKAY”, it caused an uproar at the time.

Mr Qwelane, who was appointed last year to Uganda where homosexual acts are illegal, did not mount a defence.

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