Bravo to brave Tumi
BRAVO to Tumi Morake for speaking out about some of the racial slurs made against her since she joined the Jacaranda FM breakfast show.
Too often, we bottle up our pain for fear of treading on others’ toes. We have become so scared to say anything in case we end up under attack, but these are the kind of conversations South Africans need to be having, and Heritage Month is as good a time as any for it.
Well done to Jacaranda for bringing in Tumi, and for supporting these kinds of conversations. If some listeners are uncomfortable, too bad. Others welcome it.
THE PAC of Azania guarantees its support for comedian and presenter Tumi Morake.
She should be given space to exercise her creative work in a friendly and apolitical atmosphere. The attack and insults thrown at Morake have generally been directed to African people, and that cannot be allowed to prevail.
There was no need for Morake to be insulted in this fashion because we believe there are chambers such as the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA where the matter can be lodged and settled without a drop of blood or tears.
The Jacaranda FM management has a responsibility to defend its employee from such cheap attacks and ensure that proper complaint procedures are followed.
The labour organisation Solidarity should not be opportunistic, and allow the management to deal with this issue.
Kenneth Mokgatlhe PAC Spokesperson