South African opposition member faces backlash for Facebook remarks

Jan 4, 2016 | Africa, NEWS | 0 comments

Comments by a white South African woman calling black people “monkeys” have sparked widespread outrage. On Facebook, Penny Sparrow used the word to describe New Year’s revellers on a beach in Durban, and she claims they had made a mess there. Sparrow, a member of the opposition Democratic Alliance, was condemned by many on social media, and the hashtag #RacistsMustFall was trending on Twitter. The South African Human Rights Commission is investigating the comments. The commission’s spokesperson Isaac Mangena says the remarks have angered many after going viral, and would open the wounds of millions oppressed by the former apartheid government.
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