- The Democratic Alliance recently announced that it will be taking Marcelle Maritz on over her viral k-word rant
- The party is expected to lay criminal charges against the FF+ Member of Provincial Legislature
- The FF+, for whom Maritz is also the Limpopo leader, has revealed that the incident occurred while she was still a DA councillor
Marcelle Maritz has been exposed after a video of her referring to the APK Church as the 'church without k-words' went viral.
Currently Limpopo Leader for the FF+ as well as a Member of Provincial Legislature, Maritz is now facing criminal charges put forward by the Democratic Alliance.
The opposition party had condemned the incident, saying on social media that they will be reporting her to the SA Human Rights Commission and asking the province's Ethics Committee to investigate:
"Marcelle, your racist utterances are abhorrent and unacceptable. We will not tolerate this behaviour in our democracy."
In a statement issued on the incident, the Freedom Front Plus party has claimed that it had taken place when Marcelle had still been a DA councillor:
"The FF Plus was informed today of a complaint that the DA wants to lodge with the police against one of the party's members for allegedly using the k-word. The incident reportedly took place about five years ago when the member in question, Ms Marcelle Maritz, was still a DA councillor."
Despite this revelation, Briefly.co.za gathered that Maritz has denied using the offensive slur, with an internal investigation launched to probe the matter.
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