Momberg's sentence shows double standards on racism

Momberg's sentence shows double standards on racism

- AfriForum is not pleased with the sentance given to Momberg

- The belief to some is that your consequences are different depending on your race

- She has been given a 3 year sentence with 1 year probation

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The jail term given to convicted racist Vicki Momberg by the Randburg Magistrate’s Court was not taken lightly by AfriForum on Wednesday. They expressed their displeasure.

When a senior officer in the South African Defence Force says that white people’s eyes and tongues must be stabbed out, all they receive is a slap over the hands and asked nicely not to repeat it. Yet, when a white person insults a black person, a jail term is implemented.

A three year sentence was handed down with one year suspended on condition that she is not found guilty of committing a similar offence. Momberg will effectively spend two years behind bars.

The prison sentence imposed on Momberg is considered reaffirmation of the double standards in South Africa, especially regarding race, this is the view of a civil rights organization.

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"[The] inconsistency being applied in this country regarding minorities has reached the level of absurdity. The reality in South Africa is thus that a white person who insults a black person goes to prison‚ while a senior officer in the Defence Force who says that white people’s eyes and tongues must be stabbed out is simply asked nicely not to repeat it‚" said AfriForum deputy CEO Ernst Roets.

"In addition‚ an influential political leader talking about genocide is rewarded with an invitation to join the ruling party‚" he added‚ referring to EFF leader Julius Malema.

AfriForum laid charges against 113 people last year. These were people who publicly enticed murder, assault and even genocide against white people

"Up until now‚ no significant progress has been made with these cases‚" the group said.

Momberg’s application for leave to appeal against her sentence is still pending. Due to this, her appeal for bail was denied and she began serving her sentence on Wednesday.

Johannesburg, 2016, Momberg was a victim of a smash-and-grab. This led to her going on a racist rant and rave, hurling the k-word 48 times at police officers assisting her after her ordeal. The 10111 operators were also on the receiving end of her rage. Her temper tantrum was caught on camera with it going viral soon after the incident.

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