Vicki Momberg sentenced to an effective 2 years in prison for racist rant

Vicki Momberg sentenced to an effective 2 years in prison for racist rant

- Vicki Momberg has been sentenced to 3 years in prison, with 1 year suspended

- The former real estate agent was found guilty on 4 charges of crimen injuria after her racist rant in 2016

- Momberg was filmed unleashing a barrage against officers and used the k-word 48 times during the incident

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Vicki Momberg will be in prison for at least two years. The former real estate agent was sentenced to three years in prison, with one year being suspended.

Momberg was found guilty on 4 charges if crimen injuria last year for her racist tirade in 2016. She will have to serve a third year if she is found guilty of another case of crimen injuria during her prison term.

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During sentencing hearings, the State asked for a direct prison sentence without the option of paying a fine.

Briefly.co.za gathered that Momberg went on a racist rant in 2016 after being the victim of a smash-and-grab incident. She unleashed a barrage against officers and emergency service call operators during which time she used the k-word 48 times.

The entire incident was caught on video and spread like wildfire on social media.

Magistrate Pravina Rugoonandan said she was not sufficiently convinced that Momberg had shown genuine remorse about the incident. She said the sentence should serve as a warning and deterrent to other people who still use the k-word.

Momberg is the first person to be jailed for using racial slurs in South Africa. She was denied bail after her sentence was handed down in the Randburg Magistrates Court.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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