The shame award for most racist social media post in South Africa for 2016 is back up for grabs after a Hout Bay resident was slammed for her Facebook rant over the weekend. For pretty much the entire year Penny Sparrow HERE had it in the bag after calling black people monkeys just after New Years, but Vanessa Hartley from Hout Bay may well have sneaked in to take the title with her post saying “They like stupid animals. We should tie them to a rope. To many Africans flocking to Hout Bay. Draw up a petition. Soon there will be nothing left of Hout Bay.”
And her response when two of her Facebook friends called her on it.
“I don’t see that stating there mere term ‘African’ as racist!!! What has become of freedom of speech?? Why do you have to go down this road!!”
The ANC will lay a complaint of racism with the Human Rights Commission.
“Vanessa Hartley, a resident of Hout Bay, has written an offensive Facebook post which says ‘They are like stupid animals. We should tie them to a rope. Too many Africans flocking to Hout Bay. Draw up a petition. Soon there will be nothing left of Hout Bay’,” the ANC said on Sunday.” [iol]
Now you know.
UPDATE: she has issued an apology. Said she left her phone at a bar and someone posted that on her profile thinking it was funny.