Prominent South Africans 'lay charges against the racists'

05 January 2016 - 15:03
By Kgothatso Madisa

South African activists and businesspeople have responded with swift actions against people who have made racial comments in the last couple of days.

The grandson of struggle stalwart, Walter Sisulu, and activist Shaka Sisulu, businessman Sbusiso Leope, ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa, former CEO of GCIS Mzwanele 'Jimmy' Manyi and lawyer Siphile Buthelezi have laid charges against Penny Sparrow, Chris Hart, Justin Van Vuuren, Carron Gouws, Louis Jordaan, Albert Brenner, Dennis Dyason and Duncan Mcleod.

This comes after the aforementioned people made comments that had racial undertones.

Sbusiso Leope revealed on his Instagram account that they have opened a case of Crimen Injuria at the Hillbrow Police Station while Shaka Sisulu captioned the picture with all four of them "About to lay charges against the Racists!".

Chris Hart, who said “More than 25 years after Apartheid ended, the victims are increasing along with a sense of entitlement and hatred towards minorities…”, has since been suspended from Standard Bank, Justin Van Vuuren lost his FutureLife sponsor.

Sparrow, who said “From now I. Shall address the blacks of South Africa as monkeys as I see the cute little wild monkeys do the same pick drop and litter‚” has since faced a severe public onslaught which resulted in her personal information including Identity Number being shared in public. Her former employer Jawitz Properties has distanced itself from her comments. The DA and ANCYL have decided to lay charges against her as well.