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ANCYL set to charge Penny Sparrow over racist Facebook post

TMG News Wires | 2016-01-04 15:15:16.0
Durban beach front. File photo.
Image by: JACKIE CLAUSEN

The African National Congress Youth League has weighed in on the racist tweet debacle‚ in which estate agent Penny Sparrow said that blacks were monkeys.

The Youth Leagues’s KwaZulu-Natal branch released a statement on Monday saying that “racism is a crime that is punishable and as such the Youth League will approach the South African Police Service on the South Coast with the intention to lay criminal charges against this racist”.

The Democratic Alliance has already announced its intention to lay criminal charges against Sparrow‚ who said on her tweet that: “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.”

In her badly written and near incoherent‚ uneducated tweet‚ with its deplorable use of punctuation‚ Sparrow lamented the presence of Black people on the beaches of KZN‚ and claimed Black beachgoers were uneducated.

The Youth League said: “We having gone through her Facebook profile and seen the consistent disregard of not only the leadership of our movement and the republic in particular but black people in general‚ the Youth League is of the view that a shallow apology underlined by the sentiment of arrogance coming from this racist will not suffice. We demand that she be prosecuted in order for this to serve as a lesson to all like-minded people who have come out to her defence on this one.”

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