Breaking: Phumzile van Damme to lay charges over racist V&A incident

Breaking: Phumzile van Damme to lay charges over racist V&A incident

- Phumzile van Damme says she will be laying charges related to a racist incident she claims took place at the V&A Waterfront

- Van Damme says a family hurled racist slurs at her

- The DA Mp says she punched one of them in "self-defence"

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DA MP Phumzile van Damme reportedly intends to lay charges against those involved in an alleged racist incident which she claims took place last week at the V&A Waterfront.

In response to racial insults, van Damme says she punched a young man in "self-defence".

Van Damme has also called for the family involved to release the video she says they were filming at the time of the incident.

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Van Damme's allegations caused a stir on social media, resulting in Helen Zille sharing her thoughts on the matter. The former DA leader said she would like to hear the family's side of the story in an attempt to get closer to the truth.

This quickly devolved into a Twitter spat between Van Damme and Zille, although Zille later said that she had not meant to attack Van Damme.

Van Damme also called out the V&A Waterfront on Twitter, after which the Waterfront officially apologised to Van Damme, has gathered. 

However, the V&A Waterfront says that they will not be taking the issue further, according to eNCA. Additionally, they say that they cannot release security camera footage of the incident unless a criminal charge is filed.

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The DA has also refrained from publicly commenting on the issue. They have also not yet said whether they will be taking action relating to the altercation.

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