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Sun Oct 23 08:16:03 SAST 2016

Estate agent’s racist Facebook post trends on Twitter

TMG Digital | 04 January, 2016 10:07

Image by: Kirsten Augustyn via Instagram

A racist Facebook post comparing black people to “monkeys” trended on Twitter on Monday.

Penny Sparrow‚ an estate agent‚ angered many on social media when her utterance was widely circulated.

Sparrow said of holiday crowds at the coast: “These monkeys that are allowed to be released on New Years Eve and New Years day on to public beaches towns etc obviously have no education what so ever and to allow them loose is inviting huge dirt and discomfort to others”.

She added: “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.”

Sparrow was connected by many to Jawitz Properties‚ where she worked previously. The company has distanced itself from Sparrow and said it is seeking legal opinion on the matter.

Sparrow later apologised for the post.

But NSKAY ‏@ItIsShe_Nkuli was having none of it:

Neither was Kirsten Whitfield @KirstenWhiff‚ who tweeted:

Gugulethu Kunene ‏@GugulethuKunen2 suggested Sparrow should emigrate: “#JustineVanVuuren #PennySparrow You are too comfortable‚ calling us all names‚ take the next flight to wherever you won't live with animals”‚ as did It's ZÄR @DeeJayMphoZAR: “Can #PennySparrow leave our country ASAP before we lose our Monkey Cools”.

The Democratic Alliance’s leader was one of the first politicians to weigh in on the issue.

Mmusi Maimane ‏@MmusiMaimane tweeted:

(NOTE: All social media quotes appear unedited.)


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