Carien du Plessis to 'think before tweeting', resolves issue with ANC
The party accepted Du Plessis’s apology and lifted a ban preventing her from attending its 104th birthday.
CAPE TOWN - As the African National Congress (ANC) accepts Carien du Plessis's apology, lifting a ban preventing her from attending its 104th birthday celebrations in Rustenburg, the journalist said she will think twice before pressing the tweet button.
The ANC said Du Plessis has promised to adhere and respect the ANC's principles of non-racialism.
Du Plessis got on the wrong side of the ruling party this week after she tweeted that Rustenburg's News Cafe will be the hangout for the party's pantypreneurs and tenderpreneurs.
- carien du plessis (@carienduplessis) January 7, 2016
The ANC accused Du Plessis of being racist and sexist.
But she said she's glad they have been able to work things out with the ruling party.
"I'm glad that there has been some agreement on this, I think I'm glad that we could talk and sanity prevailed in the end."
Du Plessis says she'll be more careful online.
"I'll think carefully when I speak, I always try think carefully about what I tweet, and I think I'll go on thinking carefully about what I tweet."
- Zizi Kodwa (@zizikodwa) January 8, 2016
ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said, "In our discussions, she explained how much she appreciates South Africa, especially the principles as espoused by the African National Congress, principles of non-racialism and she's committed to live side-by-side with other issues."
- carien du plessis (@carienduplessis) January 8, 2016