Noth­ing wrong with “pro-black” Tumi Mo­rake

Sowetan - - Opinion -

It only makes sense that co­me­di­ans do com­edy while politi­cians should fo­cus solely on pol­i­tics.

The Pan African­ist Congress of Aza­nia guar­an­tees its sup­port for a pop­u­lar and gifted co­me­dian, Tumi Mo­rake. Co­me­di­ans should be given space to ex­er­cise their cre­ative work in a friendly and apo­lit­i­cal at­mos­phere.

They should do that with cau­tion of not caus­ing vi­o­lence or any mis­con­duct in so­ci­ety. We find noth­ing un­be­com­ing about Mo­rake’s state­ment [that she is pro-black].

The at­tack and in­sults thrown at her are gen­er­ally be­ing di­rected at Africans and that can­not be al­lowed to pre­vail.

There was no need for Mo­rake to be in­sulted in this fash­ion be­cause we be­lieve in the cham­bers such as Broad­cast­ing Com­plaints Com­mis­sion of SA where the mat­ter can be lodged and set­tled.

The Jacaranda FM man­age­ment have a re­spon­si­bil­ity to de­fend their em­ployee and en­sure proper pro­ce­dures to lay a com­plaint are fol­lowed. Trade union Sol­i­dar­ity should not be op­por­tunis­tic, they must al­low Jacaranda to deal with this is­sue.

To our un­der­stand­ing, it is an in­ter­nal mat­ter and should be han­dled as such with­out any in­ter­fer­ence. Ken­neth Mok­gatlhe

PAC Spokesper­son

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