A white South African woman’s post refering to black people as monkeys triggers angry response on social media


A post by an estate agent Penny Sparrow from Durban has resulted in a national social media outcry after she took to Facebook on Saturday and referred to black people as monkeys. 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…


Although she has since taken down the post and offered an apology, the Democratic Alliance 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 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 Africa7n society,” the statement read.

Meanwhile South Africans are using the hashtag #PennySparrow to revolt against the racist comment. See her apology below…


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