Woman faces charges after posting alleged racial slurs on Facebook about Ashwin Willemse

Woman faces charges after posting alleged racial slurs on Facebook about Ashwin Willemse

- A woman faces charges over a Facebook post in which she makes alleged racist statements

- She was commenting on the controversial scandal which has engulfed Supersport after Ashwin Willemse stormed off during a live broadcast

- A number of high profile South Africans have sided with Willemse and believe that racism is at the heart of the matter

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In the wake of the scandal surrounding Ashwin Willemse a woman has posted alleged racial slurs on Facebook and is now facing charges of crimen injuria.

The charges have been brought against the Queenstown woman by a community group called the Khoisan Defiance Campaign.

Sammy Classen, a member of the group, said this: "The perpetrator referred to coloured people as 'hotnots' and 'bobbejanne' [baboons]. We have obtained information on her whereabouts and we've asked police to treat it in the same way as they treated the Vicki Momberg case."

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Laaiplek police have said that a case of crimen injuria has been opened.

The woman was commenting on an incident where Ashwin Willemse walked off stage during a live broadcast on Supersport after a verbal altercation between himself and Nick Mallet, another analyst.

Since then a number of South Africans, including politicians and media personalities have weighed in on the issue and have cited racism as one of the reasons for Willemse's actions.

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Supersport's initial reaction was to hold a press conference where they tried to smooth things over between Willemse and Mallet but it was unsuccessful which resulted in the broadcaster taking all three analysts off the air, including Naas Botha.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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