- Yet another South African has found himself at the center of controversy over racist statements
- A Richards Bay resident took to social media to compare black citizens to baboons and monkeys
- This comes after the 2019 uMhlathuze Beach Festival left behind piles of litter, prompting outrage in the community
Lorenzo Greyling is accused of posting a racially charged rant on Facebook following the uMhlathuze Beach Festival.
While the post has since been removed from the 'Selling Things in Richards Bay' group, IOL reports that Greyling is taking heat for the following comment:
"What do you expect of these barbarians. They not educated, like animals. You think a baboon or monkey picks up what he ate, nope they devour all or just drop it to the floor."
The post was made as community members complained about the state of the beach following the festivities.
uMhlathuze speaker Slondile Mkhize has caught wind of the incident, demanding legal action must be taken against the businessman.
Mkhize called on authorities and the Human Rights Commission to decisively deal with Greyling, making an example of him to discourage others from following suit on social media:
"We are building a society that is slowly uniting and coming to a good understanding of each other’s culture, religion and languages with an objective of living side by side in harmony as a common society."
Meanwhile, convicted racist Vicki Momberg has managed to secure her release from prison, despite going on the run for a while.
Briefly.co.za reported that Momberg was found guilty of 4 counts of crimen injuria after she called a black police officer the k-word 48 times when he came to her aid after a smash-and-grab incident in 2016.
In a stroke of luck for the real estate agent, President Cyril Ramaphosa's remission allowed her to enjoy an early release during the festive season.
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