NOTE: WARNING STRONG LANGUAGE QUOTED DIRECTLY FROM FACEBOOK POSTS IN THE STORY.
JOHANNESBURG – The South African National Civic Organisation(SANCO) on Monday called on the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to investigate racist comments allegedly posted by a Sandton man, Ben Sasonof on Facebook.
Along with his offending comments, he also posted a picture of a packed Durban beachfront over the weekend.
SANCO National Spokesperson, Jabu Mahlangu said: “We wish to condemn in the strongest terms possible the alleged provocative insults which seek to rekindle racial hatred and polarise … our society”.
Sasonof wrote: “Eh eh Wena … must have smelt like the inside of Zuma’s asshole”.
In response to comments condemning his offending remarks, Sasonhof posted: “So fuck you and your bf. Go suck on Zuma’s dirty, tyrant asshole if you love it so much”.
Sasonof also lashed out at one Mohammed Jameel Abdulla saying: “… you’re a fuckin little idiot! Every person you tagged there is a friend of mine from school! I dated a black girl you fuckin idiot fuck! Stupid Monkey bastard you!”
SANCO warned that unless the resurgence of racism is dealt harshly and perpetrators faced the wrath of the law, it will sow seeds of conflicts that have the potential to undermine reconciliation, unity, nation-building and social cohesion.
“Vitriolic and barbaric comments of this nature have no place in the united, non-racial, non-sexist, equal, prosperous and democratic society we are striving to build,” said Mahlangu.
Mahlangu said these comments reflect private conversations that are still taking place among those who are missing apartheid white privilege, domination and exclusive beaches for whites.
– African News Agency