'I hate myself for using the k-word'

2011-09-08 08:48
Amy Johnson
Cape Town – Radio DJ and TV presenter Darren Scott admitted to being drunk when he called a colleague the k-word, but said it is not the reason he quit.

Scott resigned as presenter on Jacaranda 94.2 and took unpaid leave from SuperSport, but says he did not resign at SuperSport.

Jacaranda 94.2 spokesperson Jenny Griesel confirmed Scott's resignation, reports SAPA.

"I was not asked to resign. The radio station protected itself. I resigned for different reasons. I hate myself for using the k-word," Scott said on Thursday in an interview with Talk Radio 702's John Robbie.

According to Beeld, the tongue-lashing began at a bar at the Mabula Lodge near Bela-Bela (Warmbad) where Jacaranda 94.2 held its annual team-building event.

Africa Tshoaedi reportedly borrowed money from Scott and didn't repay him. According to Scott, Tshoaedi has since bought a house and a car.

I don't see myself as a racist

Scott alleges that Tshoaedi provoked him.

"I exploded and a racist word came out that shouldn't have. My resignation has nothing to do with the man. I hate myself for using the word, because I don't see myself as a racist."

Scott said that Tshoaedi accepted his apology.

"I immediately apologised to the person and left matters in the station's hands to sort out," Scott said.

The presenters Peter Davies and Neil Andrews will now take over Scott’s SuperSport duties for the World Cup.

SuperSport spokesperson Clinton van der Berg said it is not clear yet when Scott will appear on television again.

Comments

  • Welleducated - 2011-09-08 08:54

    This is what I said all along and yet my comment seems banned on previous post. Really annoys me when ppl borrow money and never pay it back even though they have it! "Africa Tshoaedi reportedly borrowed money from Scott and didn't repay him. According to Scott, Tshoaedi has since bought a house and a car. " - my point exactly! Dishonest people who don't pay money back are the worst.

      kleindeef - 2011-09-08 08:58

      Oh yes. And family whoe does that are even worse.

      Steen - 2011-09-08 09:00

      As welleducated as you are you should know better not to jump into conclusion, This is a one sided story, we have not heard Tshoaedi side of story, Do you think he borrowed him an amount that will equal to a house and a car?

      Lauren - 2011-09-08 09:10

      Yeah, you lost the plot there. The one issue has nothing to do with the other. If you use words like that once, you were always going to use them, no matter the situation. It's in your heart.

      kleindeef - 2011-09-08 09:13

      @Toothless (Spineless). Agg jissis please. As if black people doesn't swear at white people. You do realise that you just swore (bastard) at Darren. You are deluded man.

      April - 2011-09-08 09:15

      @Tembo. If he is such a racist, why would he loan the man money? When people are angry, they try and be as insulting as they can to hurt the other person. Doesn't make it right, but that is fact!

      Kryvirjou@24.com - 2011-09-08 09:15

      @Tembo....I dont normally react this way, but over the past few months I've been reverting back to prior to 1994 since the well educated ANCYL....and that is because I can..... What about Malema's racist comments towards the whites.... is that not been racist!!! When a Black man is been racist then its acceptable.....but when a whitie is racist he is then taken to the cleaners.......so you big well educated CHOP.....get a life.....

      lenand40 - 2011-09-08 09:17

      So, you will have no problem with banks calling people racial slurs because they fail to pay back moneys? This is idiotic. Fact is, if someone fails to pay you back, you can get annoyed with them, but using racial slurs is racist and idiotic.

      TheWasp - 2011-09-08 09:20

      So this is headline news cause Darrens in the public eye, racism occurs daily in SA, in fact all over the world...ho hum...yawn.... Next topic please...... When does fatboy Malema get the chop? RWC starts tomorrow.....

      Albo - 2011-09-08 09:22

      Toothless and Sifiso just proved the point that they are exactly like Darren Scott.

      Gazza69 - 2011-09-08 09:28

      Whats the big deal?? Its just a word. Would you get fired for calling your colleague a c#*t? Everbody is too sensitive over the k-word.Why is is it worse than any other expletive??

      Blackup - 2011-09-08 09:30

      @Kryvirjou: Let me geet this straight...coz you think Julius Malema is racist what Darren said to Africa is fine? You are the chop here buddy! Trigger happy racist waiting to pounce on the least excuse. Why dont you on a shooting spree coz Breivik did it while at it!

      McDaNife - 2011-09-08 09:31

      A public figure should have known better. Anyway who blew the whistle on then that oke needs a good klap

      Tolerant - 2011-09-08 09:34

      This is sad about the man, also sad that his "friend" did not apologise yet for not repaying him, he probably needs it now more than ever.

      Tembo - 2011-09-08 09:36

      @Kryvirjou@24.com - I don't support Malema , I vote for DA . I already have a nice life thanks. Hows your life in the trailer ?

      Bratt - 2011-09-08 09:43

      If you dont want to destroy a relationship friend/relative/co-worker etc, dont borrow money to them. You are not a micro-lender. As for racist words... amazing how liberating alcohol is. You guard is down and your true nature comes popping out at the most inappropriate moment.

      chat-chat - 2011-09-08 10:03

      I have friends who are married (to each other). The husband is Afrikaans, the wife English-speaking. I have heard them lose their tempers with each other and use racially insulting terms - stupid Dutchman, bloody arrogant rooinek, etc. Before the night is over, the incident is usually forgotten. They have a very happy marriage. The insults have never reached the papers. I have often heard insults between black and white people. Very unpleasant, but things are said in the heat of the moment which are merely a reflection of anger, not true feelings or attitude. I don't think a person's career should be destroyed because of it. This should be sorted out between Darren & Africa Tshoaedi.

      penada - 2011-09-08 10:15

      not to defend racism or scott in particular but i believe when people are angry they will just about resort to anything to piss off the one who caused the anger. i believe scot when he says he is no a racist, malicious he was, but the context to me seems he was trying to provoke more than he really meant it, besides if he truly was racist would he have lent him the money in the first place? also he apologised, according to the article...the aoplogy was accepted by afica...lets not make this anthill a mountain

      g man - 2011-09-08 10:17

      I agree with welleducated and a few other posts on this column. I know Darren and although he can be pretty brash he is a very generous person and that goes to show as he lent the guy money (how much is not the point, but I doubt it was a couple R100). The point is that unfortunatly our country is clouded by racial barriers on all acounts and I feel the vast majority of this country is trying to overcome it.We all have good relationships with all cultures in this country but often we get let down by people and without thinking we say something that we may later regret of dont often mean. Let's face it who has not used the words "you bloody soutie", "you bloody dutchman or bonehead" or the likes whether in front of the person you are talking to or in conversation around a dinner table away from them. My point is this, very few people are 100% liberal in this country and st stems from our history and our up bringing. Although we try to be as liberal as possible we do have that small anount of racism in our make up. I do not condone what Darren did by any means and it looks like he is taking his punishment like a man and he has appologised for his actions. What I am trying to get accross here is just take a good honest look in the mirror before you rant on and call for his head and pursacute the man for his actions. If you do and you can honestly say you 100% liberal in all facets of your life, then well done, you are a true rainbow nation South African and I applaud you.

      Buic Unix - 2011-09-08 10:21

      whats wrong with the man using the K word ??? I use the K word with my whotes and blacks dudes we not ashamed of it..i think the media is just trying to get content to make people tick

      O'forth - 2011-09-08 10:25

      I have been following Darren's demised for a while after picking up the signs seeing him inebriated on tv during a half time interview. "Darren, you are part of about 10-15% of the population who has got a adverce reaction to alchohol. It is called alcholism and is nothing to be ashamed about. The hypocrates and racists will tell you that you cannot handle your drink when in fact you can drink much more than them, but unfortunately cannot stop. Your life will change when you stop drinking totally because that is the only way not to get drunk. Book yourself into rehab or start smoking spliff, or both, just do not drink and these little embarisments will go away. Good luck mate, I like your work, you deserve better."

      I_ARE_BABOON - 2011-09-08 10:40

      I'd say, based on your comment, you're not that welleducated after all. Go ask your money back bro!

      Arries - 2011-09-08 11:28

      @ Zodwa: and it is not the same the other way around? Bit of a polarized view isn't it? Just swap the "white" and "black" and you have a just as valid point. Alcohol brings out the race card in ALL races

      Stox - 2011-09-08 11:33

      http://www.facebook.com/groups/273487259347224/ Darren Scott for RWC SuperSport anchor!! We want Darren wiff Naas!!! Join this FB group to get Darren back in the SuperSport booth for the RWC! He, Skinstad and Naas are the only people worth listening to!

      Delarey - 2011-09-08 11:37

      Get over it! In the heat of the moment we all say things we regret. Using the K word is a massive slip up by Darren especially considering his social status and responsibility. In was however done “in private” and those involved should have had the maturity do deal with it internally! But when there are knives out……! On the flip side it is fine for the likes of mampara Malema to insult and threaten whites and Tutu to further divide SA by attacking whites for being white!! Yes it's an attack whichever way you want to look at it!! Their rhetoric is just as degrading and divisive as using the K word. Even more so as it is done in a public forum and reaches millions of SA's!! There is no K word for whites for black racists to use, so insulting demeaning rhetoric is all these racists have. The biggest losers in all this will be the listeners in the morning and the rugby fans. We will miss you Darren, a sad day indeed! Good luck.

      ivory - 2011-09-08 11:59

      @Tembo. Just tell me... When you talk amongst your black friends, what word do you use when you're talking about white people? I'm dead sure you have your insulting little names that we can't even pronounce. So before you black people throw a tantrum over that k..... word, just remember just as there is racism against blacks there is alot more racism against whites...

      jeanius - 2011-09-08 13:06

      What has debt got to do with the K word and racism? They are different issues here. Darren revealed to himself and to the world that he is racist and that in the end no amount of sophistication can hide it.

      barryjoelm - 2011-09-08 13:22

      You're an idiot

      Andy49 - 2011-09-08 17:11

      @Dis-in-jeanius, read the whole story again s-l-o-w-l-y, maybe then you will connect the dots.

      Raymond - 2011-09-08 20:29

      @STEEN,the amount of money borrowed is not the issue,paying back the money is.If a person is good and kind enough to help you out,then be decent enough to repay what you have borrowed.I will also be furious if someone did that to me.He had the money to pay back but,the ATTITUDE is you can wait,I will pay you when I see you,and I hope that's not soon.

      Mrgreat - 2011-09-09 17:21

      even though he borrowed that money and couldn't pay back, that's no excuse for Darren to use racial slurs in their confrontation, absolutely no excuse for that,,

      bongosa - 2011-09-10 01:06

      Are you the same Welleducated dumbass that called us a bunch of South African twits on one of your other posts. You must come and visit us here in South Africa so that we can give you a welleducated "p-klap"

  • zulufox - 2011-09-08 08:56

    At least he is remorseful, unlike other racists on this site. News24 has allowed its site to be used by people who are hell-bent on peddling blatant racism. We can differ in views, but let’s express our differences in a more dignified manner.

      Lauren - 2011-09-08 09:13

      *hug*

      sardonicus - 2011-09-08 09:34

      Takes a little bit of alcohol to bring out the racist in someone. He could have chosen more appropriate words than the K-word. Kolobe, Darren can not like to be called a Afrikaner.

      coen - 2011-09-08 09:34

      Actually for Kolobe. I agree on that one. It is the same as " you can take a black out of the bush but you can't take the bush out of the black "

      Veld66 - 2011-09-08 09:35

      This site is for unrelanting racists! Personal i would reject apology from a racist scambag.

      Jean du Toit - 2011-09-08 09:35

      You can take Kolobe out of the bush, but can never take the bush out of Kolobe.

      willieman - 2011-09-08 09:36

      Good comment

      jowza - 2011-09-08 09:39

      i totally agree with you zulufox

      Jamesons - 2011-09-08 09:50

      @ kolobe, I am English and you must not worry about the Afrikaaner no more, they are more likely your friend than the average English person. Us English speaking people are out to get the racist ANCYL president. Calling my people agents and criminals. I can’t speak Afrikaans but I am getting irritated with our government and their racism

      johncarlos.biza - 2011-09-08 09:58

      I agree. And News24 is gonna milk this for all its worth! This is an altercation involving two grown man(capable of defending themselves) and their employer. It is not a national crisis. We should actually not be allowed to comment on it.

      Bratt - 2011-09-08 10:00

      If you cut back on the jamesons, you will be surprised how more in control of your racist urges you become.

      flummoxed - 2011-09-08 10:04

      Well said

      Niknac - 2011-09-08 10:14

      Well said Zulufox!

      Taurus 11 - 2011-09-08 11:25

      @veld66 Africa is more of a man than you because he can forgive which you cannot but I forgive you for your foul rascist remarks

      G-spotWizard - 2011-09-08 14:18

      This is what I have said on this site time and time again. The racist tendency is a live and well in most white south africans. Where is Afriforum to take this guy to court? Afriforum will never press charges against him because they are full of racist tendencies. Go jump in the lake afriforum

      jcmureithi - 2011-09-16 09:38

      We focus too much on what ppl say out loud. We are all racist, and its just a matter of how things look to you in the moment. Sure, its kinda harsh to be told you are outcast coz you used the K word or the A-word (lol sardonicus)... But cant we just get that its not about RACE at all? its about difference... Not like me=threatening.. therefore MUST PUT DOWN so I feel better about myself. Its all about self-esteem. Low self esteem. Scott, take some responsibility you lil biaatch- the words did not jump out.. YOU SAID THEM. Now be a man and admit that, rather than jumping to how victimised you are by the "regreattable happening of the words jumping out"....

  • Sarel van der Walt - 2011-09-08 08:56

    The real issue is that the guy didn't pay him his money back. Now he had to resolve to this.

      zulufox - 2011-09-08 08:58

      someone doesn't pay you... use the k-word...

      MissUppity - 2011-09-08 09:15

      That really is not the real issue. The only issue here is that he is racist and a pig to use such a disgusting word

      Tolerant - 2011-09-08 09:36

      I agree with Sarel, we also did not hear about an apology from the "friend" for failing to repay him. He wil probably never get's his money now.

      GinSA1 - 2011-09-08 09:41

      Perhaps you're right Tolerant. Scott may never get his money, but he will always have this hanging over his head, being a public figure. So the question is - was it worth it? Or did he shoot himself deep in the foot?

      Bratt - 2011-09-08 09:49

      You are totally missing the point Sarel. The point here is that he let his guard down in alcohol infused stupor. Just shows that when he is drunk/angry he forgets to mind himself.

      Jamesons - 2011-09-08 09:52

      I call anybody the K word if they dont pay me back, does not matter if they white ,Indian, black blue or purple.

      johncarlos.biza - 2011-09-08 10:00

      @Tolerant the previous article says they resolved this and are in good terms. All else is just assumptions

      ISHMIZA - 2011-09-08 14:21

      Ok, you owe us for all the years of apartheid, are you willing to pay us back or are you as quet about this as well, at least acknowledge that and let's move along, do your bit, i am not suggesting that you let me move in at your house, but at least do something towards your remorse, and not talk other people down on News24 and all.

      legalize_zol - 2011-09-08 21:45

      Why can't we all just get a bong?

      bongosa - 2011-09-10 01:14

      Personnaly, I would have used the p-word if someone did not pay me back.

  • Mathaithai - 2011-09-08 08:56

    Where is Afriforum? Take this to equality court to show that you are not a bunch of racists. If you do this then I will know that you are for all South Africans irrespective of colour and creed!!!!

      donkerhond - 2011-09-08 09:03

      Or Darren should of just taken the guy to a real court. Not paying back borrowed money = stealing

      Casie - 2011-09-08 09:13

      I agree with you, there is more in this story, and we should know it.

      Lauren - 2011-09-08 09:15

      You just don't get it, do you?

      tk - 2011-09-08 09:49

      Afriforum never said they were for all people of all colours and creed, they are their for the Afrikaans culture and minority group, trying to protect it. What I am wonder... We have a drunk guy, in a bar making throwing a racial slurr towards someone who he had an indifference with. The person immediately saw the wrong in his way even despite being drunk and apologised. No-one was hurt, it was not shouted over loudphones to cheers. So should I also take all the blacks that say something bad to me to court? I have no time for Darren, never had and never will, but was this instance really THAT bad to become yet another polarising event by which generalisation is used? It sounds like a racial slurr is worse than calling someone mother names since in everybar every drunk calls another guy's mother names if he does anything that the drunk don't like, nothing happens. But dare call him something along racial lines and you must go to jail. It is much better to just hit the guy since this seem to have a lesser effect on society.

      Charles Kane - 2011-09-08 10:07

      Mathaithai... you must learn to think. I don't know much of Afriforum but this was a barroom spat that probably occurs a hundred times a day. Why is Scott so special he must be sued by Afriforum? Maybe the victim should sue him.

      pokum - 2011-09-08 10:25

      love that comment tk.

      nic - 2011-09-08 14:41

      Taking someone to court for R3000 (or R20 000) for that matter) is simply not worth it. The time you are wasting in the court (time is money), the legal fees, opportunity cost for entrepreneurs etc etc. The sum of all this is probably going to end up more than what is owed to him. Unless of course you are doing out of sheer principle.

      unwanted - 2011-09-08 20:03

      I personally dont see where Afriforum comes in here. If you are comparing this to there reaction to Julius Malema then there are many differences between Darren and Juju.Darren was an idiot for saying what he said whether he meant it or not. however, he said it at a private function to a private person and immediately apologised. He did not say it on air. Julius talks out loud and is aggressive in his utterings about an entire race, not just one person. Darren has 1)apologised, 2)resigned 3)actually let the guy off the money he owed which caused all the trouble in the first place. When has Julius ever did that. Not only Julius, did Jimmy Manyi apologise? Did the guy from the eastern cape who said all whites should be thrown into the sea apologise? No, I dont think so. That is why Afriforum caused a scene. If juju had ever apologised and shown remorse I am sure the whole incident would have blown over long ago.

  • Ngqeku - 2011-09-08 08:56

    Poor Darren! We forgive you

      Lauren - 2011-09-08 09:16

      I like that you pity him. He is a very arrogant man who has now overplayed his hand. What is in your heart, will eventually make itself known and bite you on the arse. Hard.

      GinSA1 - 2011-09-08 09:43

      Eh Lauren. Very true. There is another radio personality, on a 'near' frequency, equally arrogant, to the point of abusive at his company (unrelated to the radio station), who, in the not to distant future, is going to walk this same line, or rather, fall from the same ladder.

      flummoxed - 2011-09-08 10:08

      Now more free thinking folks like you in SA and we'd be all the better for it.

      The Watchman - 2011-09-08 10:27

      We forgive cause we need to forgive but i'm reminded that out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. In a very heated argument between husband & wife would you hear the husband call his wife a "prostitute" knowing its disrespectful to her women values yet its OK when in a argument to call a black man a K# knowing its disrespectful to his value as a democratic SA. #Food for thought!

      Face - 2011-09-08 10:32

      This is Great Ngqeku! Even to think that most whites don't like him either.

      Boerie - 2011-09-08 20:19

      @ the Watchman-What democracy and what equality? The white is a second class citizen, and still has to pay tax to maintain four times as much black population-it's a sick joke.

  • SA-FAN - 2011-09-08 08:58

    He is just saying this to protect the radio station. I am sure he didn't want to resign

      Gazza69 - 2011-09-08 10:04

      It could have been worse....what if Darren had spilled his whiskey near his colleague??????? OMG!

      tj0mm4 - 2011-09-08 10:26

      @Gazza69..or even worse...spill a drink on the president and get charged for assault!

  • Marcus Daily - 2011-09-08 08:58

    No hard feelings Darren! I'm a black dude, but when intoxicated my white friends and I exchange a few racial jokes now and then, internally though! Stay up champ!

      agurkie - 2011-09-08 09:32

      It is always nice seeing a black person with a good self-esteem, who is not offended by racism. I also have a lot of black friends and we also make racial jokes with each other from time to time. Now I know darren did not make a joke, but the black friends i have won't feel offended even if someone call them that out of anger. And that is because they are proud of who and what they are. I applaud people like that. IT'S JUST WORDS PEOPLE!!!

      johncarlos.biza - 2011-09-08 10:02

      It was a verbal assault in public. I think that's the major issue.

      Bratt - 2011-09-08 10:07

      How does using demeaning words on each other equate 'good self-esteem'??? It's not just words. It's base nature is hurtful and hateful regardless of the intent at the time. 'Just words' get teenagers hanging themselves. Amazing how you only use your 'JUST WORDS' on your 'black friends'. There's just nothing JUST about these words or anyone that accepts them...

      Charles Kane - 2011-09-08 10:11

      Racial jokes are NOT racism when both parties are in on the joke. I call my white mates "crackers", "boere" and worse but I wouldn't do so during a serious discussion. Calling someone by a racial slur during a real argument is racism.

      agurkie - 2011-09-08 10:23

      @Bratt - I have to say you do have a good argument.I just wonder why some people take offense and some people don't? Only hurtfull words can't force you to commit suicide, then we won't have any teenagers left in this country. There's other factors that play a role. Is it a maturity issue?? If you realise that the hurtful word says more about the person saying it than yourself, it becomes harmless. But I do agree that if there's truth in what the person is saying, it is a bit more difficult to accept.

  • Greegs - 2011-09-08 08:58

    Would never of happened if the guy didn't ask for money in the first place. Next time, say no! Hard luck Darren and hope to see you back soon....from one of your fans!

      betweenu&me - 2011-09-08 10:06

      "Would never of happened if the guy didn't ask for money in the first place." What BS Greegs!! This could've happened under a number of circumstances. "Er, sorry Darren, I accidentally drove into the side of your car." "Ahhh, you k****!!!!!!!" Comprehende?

  • matla - 2011-09-08 08:59

    U will never change a racist, but we must also learn to forgive.

      Mona Sleeza - 2011-09-08 09:37

      Wrong Matla. I was raised a racist. It was just the norm where I grew up. Like having egss for breakfast. It was just so normal. Then I grew up and got my own sense. It has now changed. I am no longer a racist. K-word is forbidden in my house, and we treat everybody with respect. Hopefully my kids won't hear the K word anywhere. My whole family is forbidden to use that word. No longer a racist.

      Felix - 2011-09-08 09:52

      I tend to agree with Matla, I been trying to change him for ages now to no avail :(

      flummoxed - 2011-09-08 10:12

      Racialism is across the board regrettably and will NEVER change. Only to look at the USA where different races are still divided.. So hey, we mustn't beat ourselves up for not getting it together in our fledgling Democracy.

      Momus - 2011-09-08 10:29

      There's no such word as 'racialism'....

  • Enigma - 2011-09-08 09:01

    The last famous words "I was drunk or we were drunk", typical. I believe the guy for not being racist however when people are drunk they say things which have been bottled inside for a long time and then blame the alcohol. This makes me sick because it shows they don't have balls to tell it like it is when sober. They are spineless creatures period!!!!!

      InternetMan - 2011-09-08 11:20

      Ja you hit the nail on the head. Judging by all the down votes people are afraid of the truth.

      legalize_zol - 2011-09-08 21:53

      People never say hurtful things like that when they are as high as a kite on the herb. It's usually sharing and caring, although some people do need a bit more encouragement or a friendly reminder to part with the joint. Puff puff pass :)

  • falcon2020 - 2011-09-08 09:02

    Darren got toppled by tipple during sobriety week...bottoms up! LOL you said it now pay the price, because now you suddenly represent all whites in the black mind..sies man!

  • Gavin - 2011-09-08 09:03

    Why should what a person done on his own time have an impact on his job ?? I admire Darren's courage and actions. That f'ing moring in charge of the Police did way worse that this, and he doesn't have the guts to do ANYTHING !!!!

      Deut8 - 2011-09-08 09:13

      How about he is a public figure who's job includes transformation in Rugby by inclusive commentary. I Agree - Cele is much more of a disgrace than Scott, though he will have his day.

      johncarlos.biza - 2011-09-08 10:06

      Others heard him say it. It's part of his job to uphold his employer's image. It's just the way it is

      unwanted - 2011-09-08 20:08

      He did the right thing by resigning, and in fact has shown many other public figures up in a big way. The trouble is many people in this country care little about corruption or misconduct by our government and so many people will miss that point.

  • Sifiso Mahlaba - 2011-09-08 09:06

    Eish met ys.

  • Anon - 2011-09-08 09:06

    The big thing on my mind, did he get the money back yet:-) .

      Mswati - 2011-09-08 09:10

      He will never get it back sadly

      Tolerant - 2011-09-08 09:37

      Probably won't ever get his money back.

  • Geraldo Mc phu - 2011-09-08 09:06

    It doesn't come as surprise to me that you actually did utter the word Mr ...you are a South African after all, racism is what most of you thrive from .It's a thought so fast on your mind that it beats the speed of light. Most of the times what we utter while drunk is actually what we are not that brave to say while in a state sobriety .Hurling racial insults is not justifiable at all , whether we are angry , feel provoked ,drunk , sober , happy , sad , miserable ,etc, etc ...

  • Mswati - 2011-09-08 09:08

    The Afriforum has a strong case here, let them lay charges.

      Geraldo Mc phu - 2011-09-08 09:13

      Agree with you 10 000 000% chum...and who is taking Simelane to court again ?

      Mswati - 2011-09-08 09:28

      But I normally see many blacks wearing Afriforum T-shirts, are they lost?

      Tolerant - 2011-09-08 09:39

      a free T shirt is a free T shirt or some people can not read?

      realvictim - 2011-09-08 13:51

      Afri-forum is against blacks.

  • Daemos1 - 2011-09-08 09:10

    If you are truly sorry, you deserve forgiveness and another chance. I hope you can sort yourself out Darren. We all struggle with demons

  • Deut8 - 2011-09-08 09:10

    Actually Thief would have been better. Someone openly refuses to pay money that the "Racist" Scott lends to him after being confronted. Sounds like an "unbeliever" who likes to "conceal the truth" (Definition of the K word) to me. Scott did the wrong thing by using the K-word. But, he was frustrated and provoked. I would fire Tshoaedi if I was in charge of Jakaranda.

      Mswati - 2011-09-08 09:15

      Fire him for what?

      Deut8 - 2011-09-08 09:34

      Context: In business, in this case Radio, in Gauteng, 94,7 used to dominate the airwaves on the morning drive. This is the most profitable timeslot of the day for stations. But then Mansfield got older, and his show got stale, and his successors really does not cut it. Along came Scott and - single handedly really turned a really bad show into the preferred show for (mostly) white Gauteng working drivers. This has in no small way put Jakaranda on the map. Now, because of Tshoaedi's lies and Scott's temper / alcohol problems, the golden goose is in trouble. In any standard employment contract, there are clauses that governs the relationships between employees. It should include the declaration of transactions of financial nature - or anything that can affect work relationships (should it go sour - as in this case it had) Tshoaedi had Jakaranda to thank that he knew Scott - accordingly he had a responsibility to Jakaranda to not harm the golden goose by (what I would guess) undeclared transactions. He should get fired for that, as his (contributing) action will mean massive loss of income to Jakaranda, which in turn may mean job losses and lower returns.

  • GARY LEKOTA - 2011-09-08 09:12

    POOR DARREN I WAS DRUNK I USE THE K WORD NO WAYS U ARE RACIST , I USED TO LOVE YOUR SHOW

      AceOfSpades - 2011-09-08 09:56

      There's nothing wrong with being a racist, it's an honest position to hold. If you believe there are differences among race groups, and there are, then you are a racist. Scientific studies clearly show that we are not the same. We differ intellectually as well as physically. If you are not aware of these studies, just ask and I'll leave a link.

      Jon JJ - 2011-09-08 10:11

      Yes but remember, there's no such word as "racist" in Pedi. The concept of racism was introduced by the "Western colonialist" so it isn't relevant to blacks...you'll have to find another word bru.

      Charles Kane - 2011-09-08 10:20

      @AceOfSpades - Intellectually, eh? I'd love to compare test scores with you, Einstein. (Hint: You'll lose.) Yes, racism is an honest position to hold. Just like sexism, anti-semitism and loving Steve Hofmeyr's music. Honesty does not make an opinion any less deplorable, genius.

      Charles Kane - 2011-09-08 11:41

      Actually middle aged and older white males have higher testosterone levels than their black counterparts. What am I to make of that useless information? Oh I see, it explains why Mandela mellowed out so much. Also explains Verwoerd and PW Botha. Or maybe you are occupying your time with useless nonsense. Causation does not equal correlation.

      AceOfSpades - 2011-09-08 13:30

      “Causation does not equal correlation” Charles, you probably mean "Correlation does not imply or prove causation" Even if you are more intelligent than I am on an individual level that does not change the fact that blacks on AVERAGE have smaller brains per body mass and score lower in IQ tests than any other race on the planet. And this is true even when socio economic circumstances are taken into consideration. Blacks are also more prone to breaking the law and having a criminal record when they are older compared to their white counterparts. Again this is true even when black and white children are raised in the same family ie. adoption. That would suggest it’s genetic. PS. My previous comment about blacks working in mines was only because I was angry at some of the comments above. I didn’t mean that. The rest of my comments you can take seriously though, it's backed up by science.

      bizanklz - 2011-09-08 16:11

      wow ace of spades are you perhaps basing your science on nazi proppaganda from about 70 years ago...i majored in anthropology at university and none of what you say is true, in fact its blatant racism. dont come talking about evolution when you are clearly the one who has yet to evolve

      AceOfSpades - 2011-09-08 17:42

      Carefull Bizanklz, I have a Bachelor of Science degree as well. http://www.charlesdarwinresearch.org/Race_Evolution_Behavior.pdf Do further reading on how this research was censored.

  • Ricardo mafuna - 2011-09-08 09:15

    yeah,blame your racists acts on the alcohol and afriforum will not take you to court for that.This country will not overcome racism,it was built on a solid foundation.

      Charles Kane - 2011-09-08 10:23

      I don't think you know what Afriforum is. It is an organisation that represents the interests of the Afrikaans-speaking minority in SA. I don't like the things they get up to much because the racist Steve Hofmeyr always shows up at their events, but it is seriously silly of you to expect them to sue all the racists.

      Side_Winder - 2011-09-08 11:08

      Get over yourself Ricardo... Almost every human being is inherently racist. It's in us. It does not mean we can't live together peacefully and show tolerance towards each other. There is racism, tribalism across all colours. First step in getting along is to dismiss the view that we are all the same. WE ARE NOT!. Different cultures, different beliefs make us quite different from each other. Once we see these differences and learn to accept them, then maybe, just maybe, we can start getting along... We have been sold this lie for too long now. Tell me, why do a black persons parents and family dislike it just as much as the whites, coloureds, indians, pakistanis families when one of their own marries across the colour line? It's just natural for them to feel it is not right. But it is happening and we are gradually learning to accept it. We are moving forward, but to believe racism will end is naive.

      tryanything - 2011-09-08 16:57

      Scott is the idiot.Getting drunk is stupid..

      legalize_zol - 2011-09-08 21:58

      tryanything: 100% AGREED! I'd rather get high any day of the week.

  • 06james - 2011-09-08 09:16

    I get called "mlungu" all the time, is that racist?

      Kleinjan - 2011-09-08 09:26

      Yes it is.

      Dash - 2011-09-08 09:44

      @06james, Don't expose yourself like this but incase you don't know what "mlungu" means check the following out:- Mlungu can simply be interpreted as 1. Boss, 2. Chief, 3. White man and the list goes on in actual fact you are revered when people says mlungu to you.

      HowardX - 2011-09-08 09:47

      @Dash - keep on believing that if it makes you feel better (even though it's nonsense)

      Gungets Tuft - 2011-09-08 09:54

      Wrong. Mlungu means white person from over the sea. The connotation to scum is rubbish. http://mg.co.za/article/2006-06-30-mlungus-ubuntu-and-abantu

      pokum - 2011-09-08 10:06

      weel kleinjan, you could complain about it. But it does not mean dirty white person from the sea Howardx lol, it just means a white person and if you dont like being called white and having people emphesizing the fact that you are white then yep take offence, its like saying, black. like wow dudes there is sipho she is black or if i go to your party and all your friends say wow there is kleinjans friend she is black

      flummoxed - 2011-09-08 10:15

      Would be if you were Michael Jackson ha ha

      HowardX - 2011-09-08 12:47

      @Gungets, @pokum So in the same way that you say that mlungu just means white person with no derogatory connotation, others may as well then say that the "K" word merely means heathen??

      unwanted - 2011-09-08 20:14

      @pokum - and the K word simply means unbeliever, in that case why is everybody complaining. They are both innocent words which have come to mean derogatory things.

  • Ed - 2011-09-08 09:16

    darren scott pissed??? no ways!!!! never.... hahahaha, wait sorry, he is never sober. what an arrogant tool:)

  • burtfred - 2011-09-08 09:18

    If you act like one, somebody is likely to call you one.

      GinSA1 - 2011-09-08 09:49

      And if you are a racist, it will come out - it did. Now what were you meaning by saying if you act like one? Obviously act like a K........... is where your midn is. Explain what your perception of a K.......... is and how they behave.......... Willing to bet I could take two guesses about your area code, and one would be where you live as an adult, the other where you grew up.

      burtfred - 2011-09-08 10:12

      @Gin SA1 It looks like you are the one making racist assumptions. I never mentioned colour. What I said could apply to any group or person you may care to dislike. What on earth has my "area code" got do do with this conversation? Do you work for the Post Office?

      burtfred - 2011-09-08 10:36

      And you, Mr Kane, sound like that charming lady in the "weakest link"

      Charles Kane - 2011-09-08 11:44

      Why not? You sound like the weakest link.

      burtfred - 2011-09-08 19:24

      And I have just discovered the missing link, Charlie.

  • Reg - 2011-09-08 09:19

    How often has he used the word without the world finding out? For every slip we hear about there are 10,000 other occasions. Betcha. Coz deep within his soul he thinks he is better than the rest of us and arrogates to himself the right to abuse people on a whim. This is not the first time he has had a dust up in a pub because of the big mouth.

  • kiwimania - 2011-09-08 09:19

    Mr Scott, you see what happens when you call the All Blacks cheats over TV..lol....justice has a funny way of working out the rubbish...!!!!! Hope this stays with you for a long time....society does not need racists like you in it...!!!! Now change your drinking habits and life style, and start a new life. We all make mistakes and deserve 2nd chances, just remember this moment so that it does not happen again.

      Wends - 2011-09-08 10:06

      I'll tell you what. Get a life kiwimania. You bore me calling Darren a rubish. It takes one to recognise one. Ha Ha!

  • Jon JJ - 2011-09-08 09:22

    Who cares...? This is the 21st century and people shouuld get over themselves by know. Blah blah, call me what you want!!

      agurkie - 2011-09-08 10:03

      SO TRUE!!AND I JUST WONDER WHY IT ISN'T HEADLINE NEWS WHEN SOMEONE IS CALLED STUPID/FAT/UGLY/ECT..........

      pokum - 2011-09-08 10:07

      I totally agree

      Big mack - 2011-09-08 10:54

      Damn straight JON JJ.. WTF!! Get a frikkin life people! Whats the big deal about the 'K' word anyway? Call me a 'honky','whitey'... actually call me what the hell you want! Stop the pathetic down trodden insecurities for God sake, haibo!!

      realvictim - 2011-09-08 13:59

      Then why hate malema?

      unwanted - 2011-09-08 20:17

      I dont hate Malema, I think he is a stupid, spoilt man who acts like a little boy and obviously was not taught right from wrong either by his upbringing or by his superiors in the ANC.

  • jerryg - 2011-09-08 09:22

    People usually speak the truth when they're "drunk".......go figure

      Bratboy - 2011-09-08 10:12

      Yes, Darren told the truth in a drunken state. This is not a statement on, nor a reflection of his character, but rather a statement of the recipient’s character. The truth hurts.

      flummoxed - 2011-09-08 10:16

      Only if they're delirious.

  • Mark Strydom - 2011-09-08 09:23

    Why is this the top story? NEWS is polarizing the country. We knew Darren was a twat 10 years ago when he was on 5fm

  • SOBEIT - 2011-09-08 09:23

    Aag why can't they forgive him, everybody deserve second chance, wena africa pay the dude his money that he lend u. cause the truth remains if it was u, u were going to call the guy names as well ore this Boer or white guy. cause i know me 2 i lend some1 money & they dont pay i do say horrible words. sepedi sere nkadi ga sentsuwe leoto.

  • Skiballas - 2011-09-08 09:23

    okey all you hypocrites, every one of you who has uttered a racial slur whilst driving in traffic, please go to HR and resign immediately. Lets see unemployment jump to 100% in the next hour...because everyone lets a racial slur slip out every now and again.

      betweenu&me - 2011-09-08 09:28

      Ah, no! Don't speak for all of us. I have never used the k-word, never will. No matter the circumstances. It's a disgusting word.

      johncarlos.biza - 2011-09-08 10:11

      Speak for yourself. Not all of us subscribe to SA's social engineering

  • MuntuzaB - 2011-09-08 09:24

    I will claim to hate myself too if I got caught :)

      GinSA1 - 2011-09-08 09:51

      If this hadn't been in the news, I wonder if he would be feeling this depressed this morning, to the point of hating himself? Answer, no, he would have been his normal chirpy, arrogant self on air

  • vis vang - 2011-09-08 09:24

    I'm so glad his career is over. Nobody will ever hire this cretin again. Alcohol is a truth serum and exposes what certain people (most of them news24 posters) in our country truly feel. Shame Darren, I guess you'll have to move to Oranje now where you'll most certainly be a folk hero. Monuments will be erected in your name my son.

  • Bobby - 2011-09-08 09:24

    Regardless of why you said it, it is absolutely unacceptable and intolerable that you would even consider it. Don't come out now with crocodile tears. If you hated yourself that much for it you would NEVER have done it in the first place.

  • tut - 2011-09-08 09:26

    Which is worse? Using the K word or calling for the shooting of white farmers in open public? This Honky can only laugh at some of the 2 faced ambiguity rife in our so-called democracy from both whites and blacks. Apartheid has taught South Africans of all colours to hate each other and we dont even realize this!

      Dash - 2011-09-08 09:56

      @tut Both are unacceptable and you should not even draw comparison.

      tut - 2011-09-08 13:52

      @Dash. Im not condoning what Darren said and there is no comparison drawn here at all. Im just making a point about how ambigious a society we are.

      Boerie - 2011-09-08 20:05

      @ Dash-in your view unacceptable, but still unfair if the white, regardless if it's Darren, has to apologise just to save face and probably his job at Supersport, but Mal ema and his MK terrorists does it over and over and justifies his actions, no apologies, is that fair? And Malema wil get off Scott-free at the end. Naaaaught.

  • Veld66 - 2011-09-08 09:28

    Born Racist will always stay Racist , African people must always hve that in mind.

      pokum - 2011-09-08 10:13

      people can change

      Charles Kane - 2011-09-08 10:28

      Nonsense. People change all the time. You don't get born with opinions and opinions can and do change.

      realvictim - 2011-09-08 14:03

      @Charles kane. I've read all your comments and i must say, you are a true South African, i'm glad i share this country with individuals like you!

  • HowardX - 2011-09-08 09:28

    The hypocrisy of this is utterly amazing. It's okay to call for killing whites, to accuse all whites of being criminals, marginalize whites economically, burn and torture whites unnecessarily on our farms and in our homes to the point that South Africa whites are now on the Genocide Watch list of endangered peoples, but let one white man say the "K" word...

      JH - 2011-09-08 09:55

      Howard I agree 100%- Darren was just expressing what millions of us feel every day. Unfortunately his emotions got out of control after a few drinks, happens to a lot of people.

      GT - 2011-09-08 11:22

      JH - speak for yourself. Just because you have a superiority complex, doesnt mean the rest of us do. Darren has ended his career in broadcasting for being arrogant and drunk.

      realvictim - 2011-09-08 14:05

      @HowardX. and for that, afri-forum took him to court, but who takes whites to court for the same thing?, no one! see what i'm seeing?

      unwanted - 2011-09-08 20:20

      @realvictim - but Darren has apologised and resigned. I would like you to tell me when a black celebrity has resigned after uttering racist comments?

  • Dash - 2011-09-08 09:31

    Typical of racist pigs, he know that is what they refer to black people when they are in comfort of their own houses, offices, cars etc! Gees; when will his kind be extinguished from this planet earth. Darren you are a moron in true sense of the word, period.

  • Sageville - 2011-09-08 09:31

    Tsek Darren, you old racist git.

  • vis vang - 2011-09-08 09:31

    When are the Hawks going to start investigating people for hate speech? The News24 comments section would be a good place to start. Unfortunately most of the peanut gallery will abandon ship like the cowardly rats that they are, much like Eugene Terrorblanche's fickle Facebook friends.

  • Agwambo - 2011-09-08 09:32

    Just a reminder to some blog users on this forum; be careful how you use your words whether emotionally or in anger. This is also a timely reminder that people of all races should learn to co-exist. Need I say more?

  • andrewc2 - 2011-09-08 09:32

    you all a bunch of cry babies... he called me this mommy.. come on are we ever going to just move on in this country or are we going to get our feelings hurt evry time someone swears at us? Jeez.

  • TaraHibbard - 2011-09-08 09:33

    Alright so what was said and done was very inappropriate i do agree! behavior like this is taking us back to the stone age. but the fact of the matter is that multiple factors played a role in the situation. Darren Scott is only human, and humans do make mistakes. let use hope he will learn from what has occurred. The stigma of racism will always be there, regardless of what ethnicity you are. We need to understand that he was angry and anger brings on irrational behavior. Darren I hope you come out of this a stronger person.

  • Ed Carman - 2011-09-08 09:33

    God I am glad I don't live in a place where freedom of speech is non existent if you are European descent. It is bad enough here in America but South African law sucks.

      Danel - 2011-09-08 12:55

      Agreed!! We can have a Black (Any possible committee, club or association) and that is OK. But having a White (anything) is racist. Even being in business as a white male is not well accepted by the anc regime. We white people, although we want to make this country successfull, is sick & tired of the RACIAL DISCRIMINATION against whites.

  • Danny - 2011-09-08 09:34

    With all this said and done, this is a huge loss to Jakaranda and Supersport! Darren is an awesome radio personality and presenter. I think this is a situation, that once again, is totally blown out of proportion. We love you Darren, you make us smile!

  • Wille-Als - 2011-09-08 09:34

    I've always liked Darren, But nobody should ever use that word. EVER, no excuses.

  • prince.k.dube - 2011-09-08 09:35

    It is unfortunate to hear some of the comments. I thought this matter would be approached with sensitivity and maturity. Because we are not God, we will never know whether Mr. Scott is telling the truth about his view on racism. God shall judge! Resolving issues while drunk is never a wise move. Chances are you will say things you will later regret. Thought Tshoaedi is wrong for not repaying the debt, it was probarbly not the best place to address an issue like that.

      GT - 2011-09-08 11:24

      are you looking for a job as chief justice? LOL

  • nukemdukum - 2011-09-08 09:35

    I know of so many people who still use the K word as an adjective in free speech without fear or worry. I have Blacks, Whites, Indians and Coloureds say it - Truth#

  • joe joe - 2011-09-08 09:36

    @steen... thats not the point if you owe money pay it back.. especially if you have the financial means, surely Africa tshoaedi doesnt earn peanuts...

  • Joeno - 2011-09-08 09:36

    Let he who is without blame cast the first stone. Ironic that the one thing that will hold people back from forgiving Scott, is rasicm. Comparing a drunk man's mistake in a remote bar to that of Malema's violent ranting on his National platform shows you up. Unexceptable behaviour? Yes. But would a white rascist borrow a black man money?

  • Rudie - 2011-09-08 09:36

    LOL ....Words dont come easy to me lalalalal.