Vicki Momberg claims racism is not a crime in a new interview

Vicki Momberg claims racism is not a crime in a new interview

- Vicki Momberg has claimed that racism is not a crime

- She also says that she only used racial slurs because she had experienced trauma

- Momberg made the claims in a new interview

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Vicki Momberg represented herself this week in the Johannesburg High Court.

She was attempting to appeal her racism conviction and its accompanying two-year sentence.

Additionally, in a recent interview, Momberg claimed that racism was not a crime.

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The charges against Momberg stem from a 2016 incident where she called a black officer the k-word 48 times. This occurred after Momberg was the victim of a smash-and-grab incident. The police officer had come to assist her.

Speaking to JJ Tabane, host of NewzRoom Africa, Momberg said she was not guilty of any crime, but only of acting out while experiencing trauma. She also added that racism was not a crime in itself. 

In addition, Momberg claimed that comedians such as Trevor Noah use the k-word without consequences. Momberg also argued that she was not a racist as she "has black friends".

In court this week, Momberg interrupted her legal representative Anesh Sukdeo and said that she would represent herself, according to News24. However, she later changed her mind and said that she wanted to move forward with representation, has gathered.

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In 2017, Momberg was convicted on four counts of crimen injuria relating to the racism incident. She was sentenced to two years in prison, with one extra year suspended.

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