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Official sent for ‘diversity counselling’ after posting racist comment on Facebook

Vuyisa Foreplay, who posted the message about white South Africans, has also been issued a written warning.

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CAPE TOWN – The Oudtshoorn Municipality has sent a senior official for what's called diversity counselling after he posted a racist Facebook comment.

The staff member, who works in the finance department, has also been issued a written warning. 

He posted the message about white South Africans last November.

This follows a written warning handed to Vuyisa Foreplay.

Municipal spokesperson Ntobeko Mangqwengqwe says the worker has since apologised.

“Following a disciplinary hearing, Mr Foreplay was issued with a written warning in November already. He’s been referred to undergo diversity management counselling and abide by the code of conduct in future.”

OTHER RACIST INCIDENTS 

In an incident earlier this month former estate agent Penny Sparrow called black beachgoers at Durban’s beaches, monkeys.

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.

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.

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

Standard Bank employee Chris Hart has been suspended following a tweet over victims of apartheid.
Government official Velaphi Khumalo expressed his hatred towards white people, saying that black people should do to white people ‘what Hitler did to Jews’.
(Edited by Tamsin Wort)

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