Bravo to brave Tumi

Pretoria News - - OPINION -

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.

Lis­tener, Pre­to­ria

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

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