KZN ANC: Penny Sparrow deserves jail sentence

A KZN court on Thursday granted Sparrow a two-year extension for her to pay an R150,000 fine for calling black people monkeys.

FILE: Penny Sparrow. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal says while it’s accepted a court decision to extend Penny Sparrow’s time to pay a fine for her racist comments, it still believes she deserves a jail sentence.

A KZN court on Thursday granted Sparrow a two-year extension for her to pay an R150,000 fine for calling black people monkeys.

Th ANC has welcomed the decision by the court but says it will not rest until every cent is paid.

KZN spokesperson Mdumiseni Ntuli says: “In our view, it’s still important that she’s made to pay that money, even though we’re not happy that she was fined. Because we believe the conduct she displayed warrants an arrest, jail sentence as opposed to money that must be paid.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)