- These days, social media is being abused for racially-driven and hurtful comments
- People are sharing hateful and racist comments regularly, often with absolutely no consequences
- A Twitter user used a social media platform to share his opinion on apartheid until his account was restricted
The latest instance of "social media abuse" was when a man used Twitter to hark back to the days of apartheid.
Twitter user Johnny Roodt complained about the slow service at King Shaka International Airport but added an apartheid comment.
King Shaka International Airport...bags have been dribbling out a few at a time for 25 minutes. One of the things I hate most about ending Apartheid...is that our Civilisation has to be reduced to theirs.
Roodt's comments led to a couple of heated responses from fellow Tweeps. While many decided to let the comments be like water off a duck's back, others expressed their emotions quite clearly.
Former police minister Fikile Mbalula had a few choice words for Roodt:
Kobus Meyer - The blatant racism illustrated in your post is not contributing to a better South Africa.
Nomfundo Sarah Msomi - Looking at your gorgeous face (and taking a glance at your globally relevant and highly intelligent tweets) makes me incredibly grateful that my community has never had to turn to inbreeding. The results are - as Biology continues to remind us - an evolutionary disaster.
Dali the Muppet Hunter - Shame you big racist baby. Suck it up or get the f*ck out of our country you #muppet
Rethabile Mavuso - So we're likening baggage handling to crimes against humanity... Wow some people think have such nice life problems... Tjo
Some Tweeps felt the police should take a look at the man behind the tweet:
Sweetling - @SAPoliceService someone wants to join #vickimomberg in jail
Roodt's account was eventually restricted, and Tweeps were happy to see it.
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