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Jewish Board takes PE attorney to SAHRC

This comes after attorney Maureen Jansen apparently called Jews monsters in a Facebook post.

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) logo. Picture: www.sahrc.org.z

CAPE TOWN - The South African Jewish Board of Deputies says it's taken another person to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) for controversial comments allegedly made on social media.

The board has lodged a complaint of hate speech against Port Elizabeth attorney Maureen Jansen, for a Facebook post in which she apparently called Jews monsters.

The SA Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) has lodged a complaint of hate speech with the SA Human Rights Commission...

Posted by Cape SA Jewish Board of Deputies on Wednesday, 13 January 2016

The organisation's Wendy Kahn said, "Any form of incitement of violence is unacceptable in South Africa. We do have laws to protect us against these kinds of speech and that's why we've decided to take this to the human rights commission, so that they will look into this, investigate it and hopefully take action."

BARRAGE OF RACIST COMMENTS

The comments come at a time when the SAHRC are investigating a number of racists comments made in public and on social media.

In the most recent racially charged incident, a Cape Town attorney has laid criminal charges against a woman who called him and his friends the k-word over the weekend.

Yamkela Ntola, a second-year candidate attorney at Cullinan and Associates, opened the case against Nicole de Klerk on Sunday.

On Saturday, de Klerk called Ntola and other professionals at the Queen's Plate horse racing event, the k-word repeatedly.

She later apologised on Twitter, saying she's embarrassed by what she'd said.

This is the latest in a string of racist comments made over the past few weeks.

In the first incident, Durban estate agent Penny Sparrow had called black beachgoers monkeys via a Facebook post.

Dear #PennySparrow If you can't stand "monkeys" then Africa is a wrong continent for you. #RacistsMustFall pic.twitter.com/2bPWwW8OKj

  • Terry Pheto (@TerryPheto) January 3, 2016 Sparrow now faces criminal charges and will also have to answer to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and the Estate Agency Affairs Board.

Standard Bank employee Chris Hart has been suspended following a tweet over victims of apartheid.

More than 25 years after Apartheid ended, the victims are increasing along with a sense of entitlement and hatred towards minorities….

#VelaphiKhumalo suspended & charged with Hate Speech by Dept Sports, Art, Culture & Recreation. All #RacismMustFall pic.twitter.com/mNVWvMSVnp

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