“So no more sporting events for South Africa…I’ve never been more proud than to say our government are a bunch of KAFFIRS…Yes I said it so go fuck yourselves you black fucking cunts,” Matthew Theunissen posted on his Facebook page.
Yes, South Africans were excessively pissed when the Minister of Sport and Recreation, Fikile Mbalula, banned SA’s rugby, cricket, athletics and netball federations from bidding and hosting global events.
We all expressed our anger over Mbalula’s decision but Matthew Theunissen went extreme with it and in turn, annoyed South Africans when he vented his anger.
As expected, Theunissen has been excessively lashed for his comment. But South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) says it’s not alright to just word-lash Theunissen.
Thus, they demanded of South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to probe Theunissen for hate speech.
Speaking for Sanco, Jabu Mahlangu said: “such offensive racial outbursts not only undermine reconciliation, nation building and social cohesion but are abhorrent, provocative and polarize racial relation.”
Mahlangu argued that it’s past time South Africa enabled a
“He ought to be blacklisted by all individuals and organisations that support non-racialism and the register be accessible to embassies for screening during visa applications,” Mahlangu stated.
Responding to Theunissen’s post, Mbalulu said: “the playing field is not the same, historically. That is the recognition that white people must understand, some of them…
We’re seeking to level the playing field and integrate our society because our strength is in our diversity and that is what is important. What we cannot undo is those who are racist and believe that another race is superior than the other.”
Also, Cape Town’s mayor Patricia deLille remarked that the “comments and that kind of language is totally and utterly despicable. My office will look into this and we will make contact with Matt to address this because he clearly does not understand how hurtful racism is and that we now live in a democracy where we are all equal, and no one can discriminate, disrespect or infringe on anyone’s rights or dignity.”
Similarly, Phumzile van Damme – DA’s national spokesperson asserted that “there’s absolutely no space in South Africa for racism (and) the espousing of racist views.
We see that the matter has already been reported to the South African Human Rights Commission and we trust that swift action will be taken against him.” Van Damme added.