Sandy Shipman during a previous court appearance. Photo: Billy Sibuyi
Sandy Shipman (58) burst into tears as her sentence was handed down to her.
The former Foskor employee was sentenced to a fine of R10 000 or 6 months imprisonment by the Phalaborwa Magistrate Court today for her verbal slur against Feroza Peters in 2018.
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The court sentenced her to pay a fine of R10 000 or face a 6 month imprisonment sentence, of which R6 000 was to be paid immediately.
The R4 000 remainder would need to be paid in installments.
Shipman outside the court room on Thursday, 25 July. Photo: Billy Sibuyi
As the sentence was heard by Shipman she began to wipe away her tears.
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She was found guilty on one count of crimen injuria on Thursday, July 25 in connection with her verbal slur towards Feroza Peters whilst they were at work.
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On Thursday Magistrate Patricia Sikhwivhilu said that had Shipman only uttered the word “please” as requested by the complainant, Feroza Peters, and then there wouldn’t even have been a case.
The magistrate said during her sentencing that the accused “still feels like she was wrongly convicted.”