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Probe into Zille's 'racial slur'

By unknown | May 05, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Katlego Moeng

Katlego Moeng

DA leader Hellen Zille is in hot water over a statement she made that allegedly had racial connotations during a radio interview.

During an interview on Kaya FM after the election, Zille said the majority of people who voted for the ANC did not use their minds but their hearts when making that decision.

A member of the public has complained to the Human Rights Commission, arguing that Zille's statement was racist.

"... It is a known fact that the majority of ANC voters are black people. It is also known that whites in the old regime perceived black people as the species that cannot apply their minds correctly," complained Gideon Mongwe of Kempton Park.

Lufuno Mmbadi of the HRC said the matter would be investigated.

The ANC, however, said it did not hear the comment Zille is supposed to have made.


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