Momberg victim speaks out: I’ll accept her apology if it’s offered

Momberg victim speaks out: I’ll accept her apology if it’s offered

- Constable David Mkhondo who was racially abused by Vicki Momberg has broken his silence on the matter

- Mkhondo says he is happy the entire incident is now over and the law has taken its course

- The police officer says he no longer feels personally affected by the incident and will accept an apology from Momberg if she offers him one

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The police officer at the centre of the Vicki Momberg trial, Constable David Mkhondo, has broken his silence on the incident.

Mkhondo was racially abused by Momberg in 2016 when he tried to help her after she was the victim of a smash-and-grab incident. She used the k-word 48 times during the incident.

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On Wednesday, Momberg was sentenced to an effective two years behind bars after being convicted on four counts of crimen injuria. The equality court also ordered the former real estate agent to pay Mkhondo R100 000 in damages. Momberg is appealing that ruling.

Briefly.co.za gathered that Mkhondo said he was satisfied by the outcome of the trial and hoped the sentence would serve as a warning to other racists.

“It’s finally over. I feel relieved because it has taken long‚ but I’m happy that the criminal law system was fair,” he said.

On Wednesday, Mkhondo said he was slightly disturbed by Momberg’s attitude during her sentencing hearing. He said she clearly showed disregard for the severity of her actions, which did not help her case.

Momberg’s application for leave to appeal the sentence will be heard next Wednesday, she was denied bail and remanded into police custody.

Mkhondo said he no longer felt personally affected by the incident and if Momberg offered him a genuine heartfelt apology he would accept it.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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