As if the sting of apartheid is not enough, a white woman in SA has caused something of a meltdown by referring black people as monkeys i a Facebook post. The woman in question is an estate agent named Penny Sparrow from Durban. While plenty people are still reeling from the shock of the insult, others feel she is adding salt to injury by making such a comparison after all the evil things whites did to blacks in the country. In her post, Sparrow said:
“These monkeys that are allowed to be released on New Years Eve…on to public beaches, towns etc obviously have no education whatsoever and to allow them loose is inviting huge dirt and discomfort to others,” See the full post after the cut…
Following a massive outcry after her post went viral, Penny quickly took it down and recanted it with an apology which did not seem to much good compared to the damage her initial post did. Moreover, most people feel her idea of an apology did not sound apologetic, it rather sounded defensive which meant that she did not mean it. See what she wrote in apology:
Her apology did not do much as the Democratic Alliance heed to people’s outcry and has laid criminal charges against Penny Sparrow. DA member Herman Mashaba laid the criminal charges against Sparrow with the SAPS, and a case has been opened. DA spokesman Mabine Seabe said in a statement that the party’s KZN branch has also served notice of intention to suspend Sparrow’s membership and has referred her conduct to the Federal Legal Commission for investigation.
“Racists are not welcome in the DA, and have no place in our democratic South African society,” the statement read.
Other than the DA, the masses have also reacted with so many death threats being hurled at Penny and her family.