SABC News - Joburg woman in hot water over racist rant:Friday 17 June 2016

Joburg woman in hot water over racist rant

Friday 17 June 2016 12:05

Jacques Steenkamp

 In the video footage a woman repeatedly uses the K-word to describe black people.

In the video footage a woman repeatedly uses the K-word to describe black people. (REUTERS)

The South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) has called for hate speech charges to be laid against a Johannesburg woman whose racist rant was caught on camera.

The woman who was an alleged victim of a smash and grab incident, ended up directing her anger and frustration at police officers who were trying to assist her.

In the video footage, she repeatedly used the K-word to describe black people.

We therefore hope that appropriate measures will be taken when these matters are criminally considered by the Director of Public Prosecution

Sanco spokesperson Jabu Mahlangu says, “We condemn the insults that were made to the police by a victim of smash and grab.”

“We therefore hope that appropriate measures will be taken when these matters are criminally considered by the Director of Public Prosecution and also the Equality Court look at the hate speech around these matters, and hopefully, gradually we will bring these people together with the likes of Penny (Sparrow) behind our backs because this country deserves better.”

Meanwhile, in January, the African National Congress laid a complaint of hate speech against Penny Sparrow at the Equality Court in Scottburgh on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast.

Sparrow, who is a former KwaZulu-Natal estate agent, made derogatory comments about black beachgoers on social media at the start of the year.

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