Jessica Leandra told to 'burn in hell'

2012-05-10 12:04

Johannesburg - An employee at security company Bidvest Magnum faces disciplinary action for posting alleged hate speech on Twitter, the company said on Wednesday.

"I'm very distressed about the comment and we shall institute an internal inquiry," managing director David Crichton said.

Itumeleng Mabeba tweeted that model Jessica Leandra dos Santos "deserved to burn in hell you racist cunt", and hoped she was "raped with a broken beer bottle", the Citizen reported.

Last Thursday, Dos Santos told her Twitter followers: "Just, well took on an arrogant and disrespectful kaffir inside Spar. Should have punched him, should have."

Dos Santos, who was model of the year for the men's magazine FHM in 2011, has since deleted the post and apologised on her blog. The magazine also stripped her of her title.

Another model, Tshidi Thamana, had to apologise after she tweeted, in response to Dos Santos's comment, that she wished all whites were dead.

"Dear Mr Peter Mokaba? I wish all whites had been killed when you sang Kill the Boer, then we wouldn't have to experience @JessicaLeandra's racism [sic]," she wrote.

Dos Santos and Thamana met Democratic Alliance national spokesperson Mmusi Maimane for talks on Thursday.

Comments

  • lydonmcg - 2012-05-10 12:09

    And the Darwin Award of the year goes to...

      Itumeleng - 2012-05-10 12:55

      This has gone too far, News24 readers, if this is not a wake up call for all to start treating each other with respect, irrespective of our backrounds or skin colours, then we'll continue to be labelled a racist nation. We can change for the better, it's possible.

      Francois - 2012-05-10 13:18

      I learn't a valuable lesson in traffic yesterday. ALL SOUTH AFRICANS PLEASE READ THIS: I was at the end of my tether after a crap day and terrible traffic. Some "IDIOT" swerves in front of me and slows down. All over the road he is in front of me making my blood boil. I hoot and shout - he waves apology. Brainwashed as I am,I race past hime thinking STUPID IDIOT and promptly get stopped at next traffic light. He stops next to me, rolls down the window and gestures he wants to talk.OBVIOUSLY looking for trouble now, I ASSUME. I do the same. HE says" I'm so sorry I impeded you there,but I just drove up fron Durban and I'm lost and looking for HOSPITAL X where my auntie was admitted today.Oh and by the way, your back door is not closed properly"...... I INSTANTLY feel like a HUGE jerk, apologise back, and direct him to the hospital. PEOPLE, WE ALL NEED TO SHARE THIS COUNTRY. WE NEED TO SLOW DOWN AND CONSIDER OTHER PEOPLE. And Mr Beerbottle, you are a despicable excuse for a human being, and the reason that racial hatred is perpetuated.I will pray for you. Please get hold of a bible, or a self help book or a priest - you need help. I am admitting bias based on race here,as it happened to me yesterday, and took a long look at myself last night, and with this model/race issue in the back of my mind, realised how hard it is to change yourself. Now imagine how hard it is to change someone else, or their opnion of you, if you hope they get raped, or use the K-word in anger.

      Preshen - 2012-05-10 13:30

      They need Dr Phil

      Brandon - 2012-05-11 07:20

      Oh please everyone! These are two irresponsible kids. Doing stupid things. I respect what Mmusi did. However, this should have been done by somebody in the celebrity fraternity, as that is the industry they represent. But, alas, a politician had to intervene! @Magnum - don't fire the oke just yet. Rehabilitation is still possible...

      Denise - 2012-05-11 19:46

      Black hate speech is fine, but white racism is not

  • Mfundi - 2012-05-10 12:10

    Ok,ok, stop with these stories now. Next thing you will be reporting on what each and every person is South Africa is saying. Give us fresh news now!!!

      Erna - 2012-05-10 12:15

      No only the ones who think they can say whatever they like. What Leandra said was equally wrong, but two wrongs don't make a right.

  • Erna - 2012-05-10 12:12

    Haven't got anything intelligent to say, so be crude.

  • AdeleFHM - 2012-05-10 12:16

    most shocking reply and so it continues...

  • thatochoma - 2012-05-10 12:20

    How the hell can you wish for someone to be raped with a broken beer bottle and burn in hell?! DEFEND DIGNITY IN SOUTH AFRICA!!!!!!!

      Chris - 2012-05-10 12:42

      Where do I go lodge a complaint with the HRC?

      martin.obrien1 - 2012-05-10 12:46

      I can understand if you say "Burn in hell" because that will happen to some people anyway, but the rape part is what scares most white South-Africans, causing them to react the way Jessica did out of fear and anger... not condoning what she either of them did. Cant wait for the day that we all can just get over this and move forward, for the sake of our kids. I don't know if that is wishful thinking, like wishing our government will stop corruption and start looking after its people?

      afmarais - 2012-05-10 22:11

      @Chris : http://www.sahrc.org.za/home/index.php?ipkContentID=23

      Brandon - 2012-05-11 07:26

      @Chris. Against who? All three?

      Jacqui - 2012-05-11 11:25

      Denise, black people can say what they like to whites. Whites need to keep quiet, pay their taxes and slowly die out. That is what will make the majority happy. Whites do not complain to the HRC , blacks do. Maybe we can learn a lesson here and open our mouths a bit more.

  • ngonimclean - 2012-05-10 12:23

    News24 is making money with high internet trafficto their racism articles, some of these stories arw not newsworthy

      Jacqui - 2012-05-11 11:27

      Ngonimclean, what is newsworthy is for us to decide.

  • ngonimclean - 2012-05-10 12:23

    News24 is making money with high internet trafficto their racism articles, some of these stories are not newsworthy

      martin.obrien1 - 2012-05-10 12:47

      Yet, here we are again?

      ngonimclean - 2012-05-10 12:52

      And we will still come back again lol

  • Nigel - 2012-05-10 12:27

    fire him & lay a compliant of racism to the HRC as well as file a charge at the police station for a threat to do grievous bodily harm

      Brandon - 2012-05-11 07:33

      *sigh* Of the three, who do you think is innocent?

  • Teri - 2012-05-10 12:30

    Eish .... this crap is going out of control....... Lets just love everyone. Hug a stranger!

  • Avalon - 2012-05-10 12:34

    I think that all of the comments were bad; who cares who is reporting them; they were out there on Twitter by the Twitter Twits. Itumeleng Mabeba: u r disgusting to even write that; what else goes on in your brain; our society is already wracked with rape or woman and to suggest such a violet act makes me want to puke.

  • PumaFred - 2012-05-10 12:35

    News24 is no longer a credible news provider. It has become no better than the phone tapping British tabloid press

      Mya - 2012-05-10 12:45

      This story was already posted on another site yesterday, I (not a journalist) did a quick (not complicated) google search of the dude, and came to his blogspot. In it he states that someone has hacked his account, he never said that stuff and has subsequently shut down his fb and twitter, with some advice at the end never to trust social network sites. Now, true or not, News24 should try getting entire stories, instead of their "copy/paste" journalism. These people's lives have now been put at risk and everything blown way out of proportion, just becuase they are young and stupid. Bit of anger management all around would probably do them the world of good.

      andre.murrell2 - 2012-05-10 12:52

      Hi 5 Mya...can't tell you how much it annoys me to read these half assed stories, even more so that people just react emotionally and make up their own stories without knowing the facts. Thats surely not journalism...it seems they'll put anything up to make headlines...where's the real news?, no one cares about this rubbish!

      andre.murrell2 - 2012-05-10 12:57

      I suppose I am in the entertainment section...hmmm

      Vincent - 2012-05-11 13:52

      @Mya - So easy to say your account was hacked... Maybe it was, maybe it's just an excuse to try and save his job... I'm leaning towards the latter... Why would someone want to hack his account and post such a remark..?

  • Tokelo MediaOwner Fako - 2012-05-10 12:35

    That Itumeleng guy is a parasite that needs to be eradicated.. I am not defending Jessica but that's not how Itumeleng should think about any human being.. Its utterly disgusting to know some people or men are thinking such thoughts..

  • karabo26 - 2012-05-10 12:35

    No man! This is just disgusting! How can you say something like that? When will this madness end?!?

  • jan.human - 2012-05-10 12:41

    Kamer toe! Altwee van julle! Julle kan weer uitkom as julle ordentelik kan "twiet"

      Merven - 2012-05-11 07:17

      Hmmm, two sexy chicks in a room, ai, the possibilities!

      Weskus - 2012-05-11 09:24

      hahaha. ek wonder hoe het mense voor fb en twitter van hulle frustrasies ontslae geraak??

  • Piet - 2012-05-10 12:44

    And blacks cannot be racist......

  • Greg - 2012-05-10 12:44

    Who do I complain to about the fact that a black person called me a k*#$%^???

  • Peter - 2012-05-10 12:44

    I doubt if mmusi will offer his house for this one.

  • Jo - 2012-05-10 12:44

    This is rather childish. And they say we live in a free country. In reality, 18 years later everyone still hammers on the racial issue. The main concern here is no race has respect for one another. Be it Colored, Indian, Black or White, not ONE of these realize that in the end we are all human beings, despite the color of our skins. It is distressing that a whole race is classified and slandered due to the actions of a few hot headed, inconsiderate individuals.

      Jenny - 2012-05-11 19:46

      The fact is, for every racist white or black person, there are hundreds of others who cheerfully get on with living their lives and respecting their fellow citizens of whatever colour. Turns out, when you get talking to one another, we all have the same concerns about our children, our futures, our day to day lives - race for millions of us, is only an issue when we come across one of those racist nutters. They're best ignored and forgotten!

  • Lizette - 2012-05-10 12:50

    Maybe I should say something in that line on twitter and also became instantly famous

  • Fhedzani Sadiki - 2012-05-10 12:53

    @Lizette, I was thinking the same thing...lmao

  • Christian J Denyschen - 2012-05-10 12:55

    here is another racist it seems there is a lot of them out there. http://m.facebook.com/jabumalehambolo.fumani?slog=1486395143&seq=1518347822&st=user&fbtype=2048&refid=46&ref=pymk

      Mya - 2012-05-10 22:20

      Wow, the extent of his hatred is scary. Its people like him walking the streets that make me petrified of sleeping. What a sick soul. Gives me shivers.

      Mya - 2012-05-11 11:29

      Lorain, instead of having a knee jerk reaction, have a good look at that profile, here are some of his comments: "Kristian boy. I am coming with a panga to open that big mouth of you. I now know where you stay boy. I will show you." "Nkwinyamahembhe. More is still to come. If they don't listen. You burn their houses" "I also wish all white people we dead. And I will not apologise for saying this. I hate whites. Period...." "Is she white?, Is she alive? Daaaammmnnn." (for the woman attacked by a cheetah) "If its whites then its OK." (for hijackers shoot man in front of wife story) "Malema will be president of this country whether you like it or not. That stupid long headed thing you call president will be in deap s@:#*T. Whites too."Malema will be the president of this country. And all whites will move to zimbabwe and mugabe will make them slaves" ... these are just a few among many, many more. So please, don't accuse me of apartheid mentality, life is way more complex than a white being racist because he complains about how things are.... Have you checked your hatred lately?

      shooshyu.tu - 2012-05-11 17:04

      @Lorain - who is "you people" that you are referring too, perhaps a hidden racist connotation?

  • Itumeleng - 2012-05-10 12:55

    This has gone too far, News24 readers, if this is not a wake up call for all to start treating each other with respect, irrespective of our backrounds or skin colours, then we'll continue to be labelled a racist nation. We can change for the better, it's possible.

  • foxiloxi - 2012-05-10 13:01

    THe sad thing is that this case has received more coverage than the Gang rape case!! our priorities as a nation are shocking!!

  • bdanney - 2012-05-10 13:08

    Social media is turning into the Salem witch hunts. Beware South African's, your tweets are being watched.

  • raphael.moyo2 - 2012-05-10 13:08

    This hav gone too far now. How can threaten to rape someone wit a broken beer bottle?? This guy needs to be investigated. This is disgusting racism plus attempted greviously body harm and rape!!!

  • Leon - 2012-05-10 13:11

    Yes Mabeba, and your tweet is better than any other racist tweet or comment how?? There is something wrong in your head pal.

  • magomarele - 2012-05-10 13:15

    Some people's brains are just getting more and more smaller. Can't we move on, I mean really!

      madise.paul - 2012-05-10 13:30

      Stop being an idiot, racism is alive kicking and here to stay. I don't blame Jessica, she was fed it by university graduates, people who think r 'more cultured' than you, think r prayin different God of you!

  • Nyiks11 - 2012-05-10 13:29

    aag man Itumeleng is just hungry and wants a DA sponsored breakfast , he is tired of ANC food parcels

  • Nyiks11 - 2012-05-10 13:29

    Wishing rape on anyone is no different to raping them yourself. I am not a fan of Jessica Leandra but I will defend her against the likes of you

  • Nyiks11 - 2012-05-10 13:33

    Jessica Leandra needs a body guard NOT a security guard

  • Fredster - 2012-05-10 13:37

    Why does forgiveness come at such a price?

  • izak.haarhoff - 2012-05-10 13:42

    Mr Mabeba , Now I understand why women gets raped on farm attacks , the same attitude as you

  • Janine - 2012-05-10 15:09

    What kind of a person would want any other person to be "raped with an open beer bottle"??? White, black green blue, no one deserves comments like that in a country that is now known as the rape capital of the world! Itumeleng Mabeba, you should be ashamed of yourself!!!!

  • Jayjay - 2012-05-10 15:37

    People...people... calm down already.. you are missing the most important part of the story here and that being the absolutely huge technological advances we have made in our society - as in a security guard tweeting? really? Remember the good old days when all they could do was stare blankly at the walls...to be commended indeed! Also isn't fantastic that we have all these modern day wonders of social media? Gives every idiot a chance to spew their stupidity into full view of the general public. Again.. the good old days when idiots sat around alone in their rooms and bitched .. to themselves and nobody heard them?

  • Ntshekisang - 2012-05-10 15:53

    I'll like to know a thing or 2 is twitter only meant to spy celebrities or what? bcos all the craps this celebs talk abt on twitter r becoming public interest,,why? As for Jessica for God's sake she's a model not some school girl,,,she supposed to know much better thn this.she should suffer the consequences, our yuong models dnt needs models like this(you).

  • belinda.wilkinson1 - 2012-05-10 16:18

    All who tweeted racist hate speech should be charged my tally is 3 so far....

  • U-Kno - 2012-05-10 16:29

    A Kraaifontein tavern owner, Thembisile Mdunusana (43), was shot seven times. This happened a few weeks after he exposed police brutality, by means of cctv footage he got from cameras in his tavern. It is clear that this was an assassination. None of the policemen were called in for questioning or even arrested for illegally raiding his tavern and intimidating and assaulting his clients. The shooter's still at large. The corrupt police officials are still with their families leading a normal life. These are the news we should be hearing and reading about. I suppose they add no value towards to the media's bottom line.

      Jacqui - 2012-05-11 11:33

      U-Kno, I totally agree. I was scanning News 24, certain to find news about this awful and very suspicious killing and couldn't find a thing. May be it was somewhere but I didn't see it.

  • U-Kno - 2012-05-10 16:30

    A Kraaifontein tavern owner, Thembisile Mdunusana (43), was shot seven times. This happened a few weeks after he exposed police brutality, by means of cctv footage he got from cameras in his tavern. It is clear that this was an assassination. None of the policemen were called in for questioning or even arrested for illegally raiding his tavern and intimidating and assaulting his clients. The shooter's still at large. The corrupt police officials are still with their families leading a normal life. These are the news we should be hearing and reading about. I suppose they add no value towards to the media's bottom line.

  • Vanessa - 2012-05-10 16:32

    An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind - Ghandi.

  • Carry - 2012-05-10 16:50

    ONE RACIST IDIOT SPEWS A LITTLE TRASH - AND OUT CRAWL ALL SOME MORE. WE ARE TRYING TO MEND OUR RACIAL DIFFERENCES AND CRAP LIKE THIS MUST NOT BE TOLERATED. ITUMELENG MUST BE DEALT WITH - ALONG WITH THE 2 LOST LINKS IN THE PHOTO ABOVE. YOU ARE A DISGRACE TO YOUR COUNTRY.

  • Paul - 2012-05-10 17:06

    lol ive been posting the links seems like it worked. http://twitpic.com/9iiwsq http://i50.tinypic.com/2ewfg2u.png

  • Aristar - 2012-05-10 17:17

    Toleration is obviously in short supply in this country

  • Pixi3kid - 2012-05-10 17:18

    MAN DAMMIT! Plak n pleister en beweeg vorentoe!

  • rosko.forrester - 2012-05-10 17:48

    what sunshine in the rainbow nation!

  • Chrissie - 2012-05-10 18:21

    How can this girl's remark be accused of racism, did anyone ever asked what he tried to do to her??? NOOO nobody asked everyone is always first to draw the racism card and the remark to be raped with a broken beer bottle COME ON!!!! What happened to all of you???? Whenever there's something going on where there's a white and black person involved you will always hear the racism card being pulled on the white guy NEVER on the black guy, now you tell me what's racism why always the white guy gets blamed, hell I don't understand!!!! I really don't know what's happening in SA anymore. Everyone needs to wake up and STOP blaming racism and the old SA for this the new SA has been going on for 18 long years how can you still blame apartheid and racism for everything that happens, WAKE UPPPPP the world out there's laughing at South Africa

      Lorain - 2012-05-11 07:34

      Chrissi What then did the prtol attendant do to her? STOP trying to justify her actions unless you are exactly the same,it's people like you that make me think that Malema is a neccesary evil

  • Jonathan Rose - 2012-05-10 21:44

    WOW!! this is now seriously getting ridiculous..just stop it already

  • nick.joubert.3 - 2012-05-10 22:04

    Look at how happy the awkward smiles on their faces are!!

  • Ruan - 2012-05-10 22:49

    ....now ladz...own neighbourhoods, own schools....it worked perfectly well in the past...and it will continue to work perfectly in the future- forced integration in any society just does not work !

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-05-10 23:45

    If you want to feel depressed,nauseous,frustrated,demoerin,disappointed,devastated,perplexed,miserable,stupified,shocked,forlorn and discontented all at the same time, just read this drivel.

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-05-12 01:00

      Perfect. Just a tad better than my own life right now. Comic relief by anal probe.

      Paul - 2012-05-12 03:57

      You are absolutly rite, i dont why i do it

  • frank.cornelissen.1 - 2012-05-11 06:59

    Wasn't there a fool by the name of Itumeleng gallivanting on this and other sites, spewing his brand of racist BS for all to see? It would be so in character if this piece of trash turned out to be the same one and if so, for all his drivel posted on these sites, it will be justice served that he joins the unemployment queue!