Laws, Constitution Unable to Curb Use of K-Word in South Africa?
"Racism has no place in our post-democratic South Africa," attorney Wayne Ncube has said. This comes after a woman was removed from a local flight and a police officer is set to face the Pretoria Magistrate's court for their use of the k-word, a racial slur which earned former real estate agent Vicki Momberg a two-year prison sentence after using it in a rant that went viral.
News24Wire, 17 June 2018
A woman was reportedly removed from a Kulula flight on Friday evening, after another passenger heard her call the pilot the K-word. Read more »
News24Wire, 19 June 2018
A police officer facing a charge of crimen injuria for allegedly calling his subordinates the k-word is expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Tuesday. Read more »
A screenshot of the tweet about the incident on the plane.
News24Wire, 4 April 2018
The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) received 486 racism complaints for the 2016/2017 period and most centred around hate speech and the use of the k-word, among others. Read more »
South Africa: Students Who Used K-Word On Video Suspended
News24Wire, 27 October 2017
Two female students who used a racial slur on a video posted accidentally to a WhatsApp group have been suspended from the University of Pretoria (UP), the university said on… Read more »
The National Prosecuting Authority has welcomed the Randburg Magistrates Court's decision to deny convicted racist Vicki Momberg leave to appeal her two-year prison sentence. ... Read more »