Court Sentences Man For Sending Inciting Voice Note Via WhatsApp

Written by on 31 August, 2023

By: Staff Writer

The Durban Regional Court has sentenced an Operation Dudula member to a fine of 10 000 or 3 imprisonment, half of which, has been suspended for five years, for contravention of the Cybercrime Act.

Philani Gumede was convicted for the dissemination of a data message inciting property damage or violence.

According to National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Natasha Ramkisson-Kara, disseminating messages like this is equivalent to assuming authority over the law, and the courts will not tolerate such disregard for the law.

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