SA seething over racist tweet

2012-05-04 20:01
Johannesburg - South Africans were seething on social networking site Twitter on Friday after a racist tweet by model Jessica Leandra made the rounds.

On Thursday evening, Leandra told her 2 591 followers: "Just, well took on an arrogant and disrespectful kaffir inside Spar. Should have punched him, should have [sic]."

Leandra, who was men's magazine FHM model of the year in 2011, has since deleted the post and issued an apology on her blog jessicaleandra.com.

"I tweeted rather irresponsibly about an incident I encountered last night [Thursday], using a harsh and unkind word about the gentleman who had confronted me with sexual remarks and sounds," she wrote in her apology.

"While most of you would enjoy the opportunity to throw a few vicious words at me, please do understand that I was acting in pure anger and frustration at the time and although we know this is no excuse, it is a lesson learnt and again, I am sincerely apologetic."

Stripped of her title

FHM South Africa took to Twitter to voice its distaste at Leandra's comment.

"We're horrified any1 would say such things! Those attitudes have no place in society or FHM! [sic]."

The magazine's editor Brendan Cooper, in a statement on the FHM website on Friday, said Leandra had been stripped of her title as winner of the FHM Modelbook 2011 competition with immediate effect.

"It’s important to us that it is noted that she in no way represents the magazine; she was merely the winner of an online poll we ran, and that we totally distance ourselves from her blatantly racist comments.

"We have removed all pictures of her from our website and will have nothing to do with her in future."

QuickTrim SA, one of her sponsors, tweeted: "Due to the severity of the remarks by #JessicaLeandra #QuickTrimSA herewith ends our sponsorship to her with immediate effect!"

Despite Leandra's apology, South Africa's Twitter community was still not happy.

Down with racism

Columnist Mabine Seabe wrote on the social networking site that he had lodged a complaint with the SA Human Rights Commission.

"I have lodged a complaint against Jessica Leandra with the Human Rights Commission on the basis of crimen injuria and libel. #DownWithRacism.

"SAHRC acknowledges my complaint against Jessica Leandra #DownWithRacism."

Another twitter user wrote: "Darling, even if your mangling of language was acceptable, your disgusting racism is not."

Democratic Alliance national spokesperson Mmusi Maimane wrote on twitter: "Just heard about racist tweets from Jessica Leandra. Not good enough to say you were angry. Racism can never be justified. #DownWithRacism."

Another user tweeted: "Dear Jessica Leandra, deleting a tweet does not make you any less racist. You made the mistake of publicly announcing you are, deal with it."

By Friday afternoon Leandra was trending on Twitter.

Comments

  • nettie.potgieter.5 - 2012-05-04 20:21

    Just like SA It is ok for men to abuse women but swear at him and she get fired. Bet you he is telling al his friends how he enjoyed saying al these horrible things to her!

      Gareth - 2012-05-04 20:30

      You must be the first person to note the sexism there. True too.

      Jou - 2012-05-07 10:13

      Victor is a real live reason why black men are so disliked in this country. He is your typical MCP with an attitude to match his lack of social skills and education.

  • derikbench - 2012-05-04 20:22

    Tweeting something like that is just plain stupid. She should've known the consequences. But just a thought, what happens when blacks make racist remarks towards whites (i.e. Malema and co)? To me both should be treated the same.

      Hermann - 2012-05-04 20:27

      You are missing the point - Jessica is white and that is her sin.

      Tsotsi-Dur - 2012-05-04 20:51

      She was not even fired by blacks,her sin is using the K word @herman

      HugoMabasa - 2012-05-04 21:01

      a black employee of city of cape town was fired after a hearing found her guilty of hate speech for calling Hellen Zille a foreigner.Nomakula Roberts was fired by Sowetan for a racist article against coloureds.Fat boy was sacked by his own party for among other things calling whites criminals.He was also taken to court by afriforum for singing shoot the boer.Hellen Zille is suing him for 1.8mil for calling her racist. no excuse for racism chf

      derikbench - 2012-05-05 09:35

      Just a correction HugoMabasa, Juju was found not guilty by the ANC on the charge of racism. He was only found guilty of sowing division in the party. (i.e. according to the ANC it is worse calling JZ names and calling for regime change in Botswana than saying all whites are criminals)

      celia.coates - 2012-05-05 18:18

      Hugo, according to the ANC Julias was fired for sowing divisions within the party and for comparing JZ's leadership style to that of Mbeki. Not for calling Whites criminals :)

  • Will - 2012-05-04 20:22

    Why is this still news ?

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-05-06 18:06

      Because a lot of people just love to keep racism alive. They will see racism everywhere, even where it does not exist.

  • Leon - 2012-05-04 20:23

    She should charge the bastard with sexual harassment.

      Tsotsi-Dur - 2012-05-04 20:53

      Good comment, #Power to the people

      Michael - 2012-05-06 09:41

      Now there's a smart way to respond to whatever unsavoury comment or improper gesture the previously opressed/disadvantaged (currently entitled) gentleman said or made, that resulted in this privileged young lady to utter such a vile and outragous comment.

      pholoshom1 - 2012-05-06 11:31

      That's the lawful way to do it.

      standuhar - 2012-05-06 17:27

      .... and you really think that her complaint would be taken seriously and some constable will be literate enough to take down her statement?

      Leon - 2012-05-06 21:42

      I agree. Let the courts decide who is telling the truth.

      boonzaierj - 2012-05-07 09:12

      She could have complained and got him fired not gone to Twitter like blonde idiot and said that, how did she think it would work out? also suing someone working at Spar is retarded. Another thing plenty of white guys have said or suggested similar things in clubs. She is an idiot!

  • porshe.vrebec - 2012-05-04 20:25

    Aman!!!we heard it please,enough about this racist issue, forgive the lil girl, i think now she on 2 bottle of prescrition med. say this thing at home girl, not in public.

      pholoshom1 - 2012-05-06 11:30

      YOU are 100% correct.No one wants to know that you're racist..just keep it to yourself.

  • Peter - 2012-05-04 20:25

    RAAACISSSSSSSS!!!!!!

  • Maemarous - 2012-05-04 20:26

    \When someone shows you their true colours, believe them.\ Maya Angelou > I believe you Leandra, you are a true racist! I'm glad your sponsors (oops! former sponsors) see it that way!

  • Sechaba30 - 2012-05-04 20:29

    I do not understand Twitter at all. Mxit and facebook are better

      Gareth - 2012-05-04 20:31

      Only reason twitter is there is for celebrities to end their careers.

  • cobus.lubbe.7 - 2012-05-04 20:33

    Yes, racism is unacceptable in the new SA but what about the man that made the rude and sexual remarks to her? He is now supposed "innocent" and will get away with it. What utter garbage. When it is whites against blacks we are alweays wrong but when it is blacks against whites they are always right.

      HugoMabasa - 2012-05-04 21:04

      if she does not file a sexual harrasment charge nothing will happen to him.She must lay a complaint with SAPS

      mthabine.justice - 2012-05-05 10:48

      does it makes one feel good to twitt about that, when sexual remarks are made against them? I forgive her, pity she lost sponsorship!

      stefanie.dutoit.Ash - 2012-05-07 09:02

      Not supporting either the one or the other, but have to ask: and what do you think will the police do? What name will she give them? 'that guy in spar the other day'? be realistic. If I had to file charges each time a pig makes a filthy remark just because I am a woman, I would spend my life at the police station giving out descriptions of men who will never give me their names. Be realistic.

  • Stlouis Heidtmann - 2012-05-04 20:35

    mlungu so if a black calls me that again ill also lodge a complaint all they got these days you racist if a black stubs his toe against a rock he will scream tis rock is racist get something new to complain about

      bernita.kalan - 2012-05-04 20:49

      clearly you do not understand the meaning of the word because if you did you would know it is not derogatory.

      HugoMabasa - 2012-05-04 21:06

      tell that to Roger Goode,5FM disck jockey who openly refers to himself as dj mlungu.Spotted him wearing an umlungu t-shirt.Saw a couple of white kids at UCT as well.

      Smile - 2012-05-04 21:10

      Stlouis Heidtmann - mlungu is not racsist (just means white). Black people dont say it in a derogatory manner.

      eil33nn - 2012-05-04 21:35

      @smile - Why comment on colour AT ALL! A window washer in Sandton told me today to go back to England, beacause i told him no - just one word, that i would prefer him not to wash my window.AM I RACIST FOR REFUSING HIS SERVICES I DIDN'T REQUIRE?

      Smile - 2012-05-04 21:46

      eil33nn - You cannot beat ignorance by being ignorant, so I would have reported him to his management! But no you are right you did nothing racist at all! However, I have had black freinds call me mlungu... they never meant any harm...

      Arno - 2012-05-05 14:06

      @ hugo i have workers that refer to themselves as K's.....

      Hugo - 2012-05-05 18:28

      Arno farm workers?

      Arno - 2012-05-05 19:13

      @ hugo does it matter where they work??? but to humor you NO construction

      Hugo - 2012-05-05 21:35

      dont you think that maybe just maybe in their minds they think you like it and to survive they have to impress their boss? how about you take a stand and tell them that it is unfair for them to call themselves that because if you as a white man can call them that you would be toasted.Ban the word.Its your company after all ,unless ofcourse. . .

      Paul - 2012-05-06 07:54

      No, its just some black peaple are able to laugh at the word so long as its not being used in a derogatory way

  • pws69 - 2012-05-04 20:35

    Glad to see she got what she deserved.

      Harold - 2012-05-05 20:20

      What did she deserve? The bigotted judgement from the people who belong to the same group who raped this young girl with his eyes and his tongue. The guy was a pig who insulted a woman so badly that she vented her anger towards him by calling him names in public. Now his group jumps up and gets all indignant because a white woman called a black man by a very hurtful name. He desrved what he got stop protecting a potential rapist.

      Hugo - 2012-05-05 21:38

      Harold was someone raped, do you know that in SA if you withhold such info you become an accesory to the crime and can be jail;ed for up to 10 years? I suggest you haul ass to the nearest SAPS otherwise I will report you,make sure that you report this at once!

      Harold - 2012-05-06 09:44

      @hugoMabasa. The word rape means to violate or take by force sexually or physically or take by force. To behave in a manner that makes one mentally feel uncomfortable or threartened by your sexual advancement is a form of rape and legally it is called crimea injuriea or sexual harrasment. At this point in time this man violated this womans right to decent and respectful treatment from a fellow citizen in a shop. Most probably in her culture it is unacceptable for a man to behave in such a manner and it is a pity that we cannot accept that. By the way Hugo Mabasa it is not ten years it is life and in a lot of other countries you will get death for rape. Be careful what you do.

  • Barefoot - 2012-05-04 20:35

    To people ((black or white, don't have time to go through your profile)) trying to justify her actionssometimes you have to accept when a person is wrong is wrong- don't try to hide the fault by pointing other faults- you are doing the exact same thing you accuse ppl of doing. some black blame what they do on apartheid and some white blame what they do on what black people do- does it make any of them any better?

  • Chris - 2012-05-04 20:39

    Whites get racially abused every day, systematically exterminated if they should live on a farm even, nevermind AA, BEE(Etc), and this is all above board, but god help the girl who gets sexually harassed and accidentially gets her vocabulary wrong!!!

      Barefoot - 2012-05-04 20:43

      Blacks also do so what! i was called an ape for no reason just because 'm black- fortunately i understood the guy who did is one in a million

      gaynor.paynter - 2012-05-04 20:59

      Good comment, Barefoot. I think it's going to take SA a long time to heal, I would venture to say that there is not one South African citizen, of whatever colour or race or creed, that has not now been a victim of racism at some or other time in their life.

      HugoMabasa - 2012-05-04 21:07

      got her vocabulary wrong hehehe*lifts glass*

      duncanoshai - 2012-05-04 21:29

      If I steal from you, black or white and u know it's me, do u go home 2 get your gun then come back and kill me??? U will go to jail 4 life!!!

      Jacqui - 2012-05-06 12:45

      Yes, it shows more and more hypocrites are born every day.

  • IcemanGP - 2012-05-04 20:40

    I wish people would get just as upset over farm murders and any other violent crime. To those people that did, grow some fkking balls and turn the other cheek. Words will never harm you, but sticks and stones will.

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-05-04 20:42

    Thanks Sechaba you are a clever whatever,you oz have made your bed sleep in it boet.

  • Heinrich Cookson - 2012-05-04 20:42

    I hate the fact that black people can get away with racist slurs, but as soon as coloureds or whites do it then its the worst possible thing in the world. Any word on the guy who sexually harassed her? NO!

  • IcemanGP - 2012-05-04 20:44

    She should sue back for SEXUAL HARASSMENT.

      kensong.ben - 2012-05-04 21:00

      And ur partner should sue u aswell for making a pass a her...how do u think people hook-up..

      qsilomo - 2012-05-04 21:04

      Lol dude u must really be high on sugar!! Caus even a coke head can c this for what it is lmao let her sue and you can both go to hell and greet the devil when you get there!! Ehh this guy lol

      JadieT - 2012-05-04 21:05

      Yeah, she must totally sue someone she's met once only *rme*

      IcemanGP - 2012-05-05 12:51

      @kensong.ben, sorry pal, I didn't heavy breathe down my wife's neck to get her attention, and use lewd sexual innuendo to make her hot. If that is what you do, then I can now understand the high rape statistics in this country of any aged female.

  • frikdt - 2012-05-04 20:47

    Democratic Alliance national spokesperson Mmusi Maimane wrote on twitter: "Just heard about racist tweets from Jessica Leandra. Not good enough to say you were angry. Racism can never be justified. #DownWithRacism." No, racism can never be justified but it's OK to humiliate and degrade a woman via sexual remarks - oh yes, nothing wrong with that! Hey, it's even OK for 7 guys to rape a mentally handicapped girl, out on R500 bail _and_ moved to different communities for protection. What a f.ckn joke.

  • dieketseng.molaoa - 2012-05-04 20:51

    Recycled story - slow news day!

      Gareth - 2012-05-04 20:53

      They recycle each story at least 3 times a day!

  • sbusiso.mhlongo - 2012-05-04 20:52

    Never Judge a book by the cover, so heartless what you said, You revealed What your inerself.

  • tshekiso.saul - 2012-05-04 20:52

    Black or white if u offended by someone take action not be racist on the media network. Hahaha. A publick figure nogal disgusting. No point in trying to justify her actions. She did it period.

  • petrofect - 2012-05-04 20:56

    it's no wonder i doubt mzansi's reconcilation

  • Clayton Richard Delport - 2012-05-04 20:56

    The time is coming... People are getting tired of this sht.

      Arno - 2012-05-05 19:23

      gewere elke regte boer het een

  • IcemanGP - 2012-05-04 20:57

    Guess I'll cancel my subscription to FHM now, as they seem to advocate sexual harassment of young women.

      Gareth - 2012-05-04 20:59

      Damn, they'll really miss that R30 a month!

      IcemanGP - 2012-05-04 21:06

      Yup, especially if every proper red blooded male who would stand up for women does the same.

      duncanoshai - 2012-05-04 21:12

      U unsubscribe, myself and many more people who r against racism will be new subscribers to FHM

      HugoMabasa - 2012-05-04 21:13

      I am a red blooded male who believes women are equally intelligent and mature to stand up for themselves.If and when they ask my help,I will stand up for them

      Gareth - 2012-05-04 21:14

      You are such a hero, not buying the FHM to stare at women anymore. You're so much better than him!

      IcemanGP - 2012-05-04 22:14

      Mbulelo, should i stoop to your level of intelligence and be as racist as you are. Nah, you are too stupid to understand.

      Arno - 2012-05-05 19:27

      @ mbulelo have the guts to post ur pic and or id number I would LOVE to lay a complaint against you regarding racism....

      Ron - 2012-05-05 20:51

      Arno, he's too scared of the Whites - he knows we'll tear him apart. He's happy to shout his racist comments from behind his anonymity - like a little school-girl!

      Hugo - 2012-05-05 21:40

      Ron post your picture and id number I want to report you to the SAPS for threatenig a person with violence.

      Theresa.Langford - 2012-05-05 21:43

      Cancelled my husband's already! Talk about double standards!! Mbulelo who is the racist now?

  • Burtfred - 2012-05-04 20:58

    Why don't we get to hear what the insulted/racially abused man said to her before she resorted to banned words? It would be relevant to the debate and interesting to know.

      kensong.ben - 2012-05-04 21:04

      How relevant would it be ? Was it so hard to walk away n ignore him regardless ? Talking about 1penny so-called public figure....

  • sanele.mzimela.9 - 2012-05-04 21:00

    There's nothing more hoest than spontaneous emotion, what you say or do afterwards does not really matter so I think the girl de§erves any sympathy.

      Paul - 2012-05-06 08:16

      See,thats much better, everyone"s playing nicely together now

  • Jacqui - 2012-05-04 21:12

    What an idiot.................

      Jacqui - 2012-05-06 12:50

      why are you using my name?.

  • Clayton Richard Delport - 2012-05-04 21:16

    I actually am choosing not to comment anymore because it's actually really not a nice feeling to hate someone over words, the sad things is a agree with that chap who said mzansi can't unite... I do apologize for making those remarks I gave.

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-05-04 21:17

    You rule this country yes but you dont manage it.

      duncanoshai - 2012-05-04 21:57

      Mike grow up and learn. Jessica must lay could charges of harrasment, rather than making racist remarks publicly. If u also react like that when u r angry, BE WARNED, or EXIT the country while it suits u best!

      Dumisani - 2012-05-05 09:18

      Well, Mike's 100% right. Does calling this government incompetent equate to racism? If so, then I suggest you go look up racism in the dictionary. But your comments make me think that maybe reading isn't your strong suit (does saying that make me a racist?)

      Jacqui - 2012-05-06 13:16

      Badimo. yes you are managing the boers on the farms really well. Now why do you insist on running away every time you have'managed' another one, wife and two year old child?. Why not stand up and be counted for your 'herosim'?. Some people make me sick.

  • mudzungap - 2012-05-04 21:22

    out of da abandance of heart, da mouth speaks.....in dis case thou the fingers spoke.....we all hv used racials remarks once if nt twice bt tweeting....wow it takes guds...

  • Phae - 2012-05-04 21:23

    Mike Purchase it's time you were blocked from making any further racist, incite full comments on news24. You need to stay on your white supremist sites and get tracked down and watched for any terrorist activity. Do us all a favour and leave the country asap.

      Jacqui - 2012-05-06 13:20

      Phae, strange when Afrikaaner threaten to murder some one you are nowhere to be seen or heard. Hypocrite.

  • sharon.blignaut1 - 2012-05-04 21:26

    Jessica Leandra's remark just proves that being sexy on the outside doesn't mean you're sexy on the inside.

  • Rob - 2012-05-04 21:27

    You can call it rude, you can call it bigotted, you can call it offensive....but is it racisnm when you call somebody whatever? How about greens? Anything else out there I am sure, maybe whitey. Racism is by definition when a group or person with power uses that power to subjugate a weaker group or person. Work it out, pre 1994 it was the Nats, who is it now? OK, so common usage....but really it is time surely to get over the emotions and super inflamed sensitivities?

      Bobo - 2012-05-04 22:17

      Thank you CH, at last a comment that makes cense.

  • Stlouis Heidtmann - 2012-05-04 21:29

    @kensong were always outnumberd but we always prevail religion and pure pride goes a long way by n boer boet even american pres rooseveld said we are the most legendry warriors of modern warfair dont push the boer to far we want build work with us not against do u know whats a rekkie he will kick 9 navy seals gat

      kensong.ben - 2012-05-04 21:33

      Hahahahahaha...just make me laugh...seriously boet ,this is a real world ..a real south africa ..tales and legends won,t count much unfortunatly...

      Rohann - 2012-05-04 21:43

      If it wasn't for colonialism this country wouldn't be much better of as countries like Zimbabwe or other African countries, so just rather so thank you mister European man and be on your way.

      aralephenya - 2012-05-04 21:44

      This is really sad! You need help, SERIOUS help. Along with Mike and Clayton. \r\n\r\nUsing guns makes you the \greatest warriors\? I think you're stuck in the past, get with the program man! Let's take a look at the ground you're walking on first...(if you get what i mean) which i doubt you will.

      Phae - 2012-05-04 21:59

      And my daddy's bigger than your daddy. Grow up and stop fighting the Boer War, you lost that one too. Time to learn to take defeat like a man.

      Dipzen - 2012-05-04 22:04

      Ag plz rohann your js another idiot I see so many of you these days. The reason our countries are like this is because of colonialism. Nobody asked white people to come to africa where d sun shines n everything is plentiful.

      hkambon - 2012-05-05 00:20

      wake up bru, there arent any white recces left, when last did u analyse the actual situation on the ground instead of living in a dreamworld?

  • danie.dewaal - 2012-05-04 21:34

    It's all PK, she just acted in frustration and anger. Just make sure you are not close by when she has a knife in her hands and are frustrated and angry

  • bohlale.ngidi - 2012-05-04 21:35

    We are a nation divided, let's learn to live with that. Insulting each other over such an issue would not change anything! Mike, please remove that carrot up ass and relax man! You are just causing chaos and you are getting worked up for nothing! Leandra's apology means jack! She just apologised cause she got caught.

      LongSword - 2012-05-04 21:39

      Lol, did she really apologise, lol! A written statement or on radio or tv? Not like it matters, the damage has been done.

  • Warwick Bristow - 2012-05-04 21:36

    This woman was provoked and uttered probably the most provocative words you could say in South Africa right now. She got what she deserved. There are racists of all colors in this country. We need more tolerance of each other.

  • RES.AntiPollution - 2012-05-04 21:37

    Jessica Leandra just started paying her actions and like the career of another famous south african that did the same, I do not think hers will survive it either, at least not as the same person. She expressed herself hastily without thinking of the consequences as I am sure we all want to do from time to time. Being exposed to the hatred, bullying, racism, verbal abuse and oppression as perpetrated by the majority rule in SA takes its toll on everyone. In many ways I should thank Jessica and others for taking the fall, but I for one knows what it feels like on the minority side of SA life...and to think in the apartheid years I had sympathy for the supposed underprivilaged. It was not smart to use that word in public, even though I've been called worse by the racits bastards myself. I wish you well Jessica, and I hope you find protection and support amonst friends and family, you are going to need it.

      sarahjohnston43 - 2012-05-05 18:36

      Oh yes, we whites are so oppressed, boo hoo, that's why commercial enterprise is still largely in white hands. It's time for racists like you to STFU and try to find enough graciousness to see your historical white privilege. The government doesn't have nearly as much power as big business in this country. You're sitting whining on the internet about how oppressed you are when so many black South Africans still live below the poverty line. Clearly you don't give a sh*t about them. Why? Because you are a racist. And that's a disgusting thing to be -- why don't you read some books and go to some therapy and try to change your hateful mind. Defensive, ignorant bigoted white South Africans like you are disgusting. Time to look in the mirror. Sorry you didn't have enough cash to emigrate, should have taken more advantage of your white privilege when it was sanction by government rather than just insidiously all-pervading like today. But maybe you were too stupid to do even that.

      RES.AntiPollution - 2012-05-05 23:39

      You can taste the hatred and the attempts at bullying, it doesn't matter what colour skin the oppressors have, always about money, always aggressive, always racist and assumptious about race, south africans are fantastic people, what a brilliant place to live, proudly south african, sic. I'm so glad I read the books 20 years ago, and had the sense to save enough money to emmigrate and escape the rage of the racist bastards, and watching this disgusting scene of open hatred and stupidity unfold, makes me realise why I did it, and it is good. Just one tip, do not ever expose yourself to the shame of admitting where you are from. The rest of the world knows all about that place in the south of africa, fantastic friendly people, proudly south african sic

  • Leffy - 2012-05-04 21:56

    lol people,why are some of u tryna blame the poor guy,if she was angry she shoild have called him an abusive perverted jirk,now that doesnt have anything to do with his skin colour,but becouse she's a racist she chose to call him the K word..sies!!!

      Hein - 2012-05-04 22:15

      I agree she should have never been used the word. I am just a little worried about South Africa. Not because of racism but sexism...\r\n\r\nWhich is worse? Racism or sexism? Woman would never approach a man in the manner she was. And in anger the world's most vile deeds have been done. Yes she messed up. Yes there is no excuse for racism. All I am saying is, take into account she was provoked and the guy is all innocent now...\r\n\r\nSeriously people, look past the pigments of a person's skin and for those who do, forgive them for we all sin. Be blessed Leffy

      Dumisani - 2012-05-05 09:28

      Exactly, plenty of other abusive insults she could have chosen to use before insulting someone based on their skin pigmentation. So stupid

  • Coenie29 - 2012-05-04 21:59

    iam with piet>, she cant say the K WORD BUT OTHER PEOPLE can say kill the boer kill the farmer .........and then no one says anything....ooooo but i forget shes white ooooo wait thats also racism...

      Gareth - 2012-05-04 22:02

      Well this hasn't been said 28 times already...

      chelsea.masemola - 2012-05-04 22:09

      What a blunt and confused statement!

      Goboza Mashaba - 2012-05-04 23:21

      @Coenie, Leandra said de K word so i dont get wat u r tryin 2 justify here. malema was tried en found guilty by the court of law. so pls get ur facts right b4 commenting or agreing with evry stupid tom, dick, leandra en harry! en oh.....she's pink not white. white stands for pure en clean from any racist connotations!

  • Itumeleng Stephen - 2012-05-04 22:00

    Lord have mercy! How i dream of society that people see one another as ONE, as a part of magnificent whole! How i dream of a society that understands and practice that separateness is a lie and illusion! Time has come for all of us to bring this stigma of to an end! What will it take for us to heed the truth that We Are All One? Surely it doesn't have to come to desperate moments!

  • Ted - 2012-05-04 22:04

    I think the name Mike Purchase translated into some Mediterranean language actually means Jessica Leandra. You have been working yourself up all day. If this lady were a company you would be the major shareholder. Your friends should not buy u any more Chibuku.

      Gareth - 2012-05-04 22:05

      I'm sure he's her stalker.

  • pws69 - 2012-05-04 22:06

    I am simply gobsmacked at the majority of the comments here. BOTH parties were wrong, the black guy in what he said and the white girl with her very public response. What is there to defend, in EITHER parties favour? How can you even try to justify either parties behaviour? Both are completely wrong! I would have expected almost universal condemnation of BOTH parties actions. Clearly I am wrong, and have completely misjudged the evolution of my South African countrymen. Time to move back to the caves and just club each other to death for entertainment.

      Smile - 2012-05-04 22:09

      Well SAID pw68! The debate is raging for nor reason! RACiSM and A SEXUAL REMARK ON FRMALE is both wrong! MAKE LOVE NOT WAR!

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-05-05 00:39

      Haha!!!!!!!! Smile: you downgraded pws69 to a "68" - I hope it's a Chevy...

  • Nicholas - 2012-05-04 22:20

    BLAH BLAH!

  • Jason - 2012-05-04 22:33

    what an idiot you dont represent the views of the majority of South africans

  • elmarie.olivier1 - 2012-05-04 22:35

    It was maybe not the right thing to put her feelings into writing for the whole world to see, but what he did was also not right to sexually harass her. So many people are hypocrites - how many of you use the word between friends? When they call white people "boer" is that not the equivalent of the "k" word - it is definitely meant that way? And what's with killing all the farmers and the remarks made by Black people? People wake up and realise that everything is not just fine. Racism against White people is rife and people should rather pay attention to what they themselves are doing to improve relationships.

      Paul Botha - 2012-05-04 22:40

      Totally agree elmarie!

  • mark.booysen - 2012-05-04 22:36

    Yawn!!

  • Stlouis Heidtmann - 2012-05-04 22:43

    we need each other if there now more blacks the country will still be nothing we are in this mess together you are the future dont throw it away because of the past

  • Stlouis Heidtmann - 2012-05-04 22:44

    behead julius aswell then

  • LongSword - 2012-05-04 22:53

    How do we know what she's saying really happened? Where's the proof? We already know she's racist, period. How do we know she's not using the \abuse-card\ to damped her racist outburst which we saw proof of. How do we know that? Or has she played u guys who r diverting into the abuse-issue? Or must we just trust her coz she a helpless dumb model like we see in movies?