Sup­port for Tumi grows

Afro Voice (Free State) - - FRONT PAGE - SIYABONGA SITHOLE

SOUTH Africans are an­gry and need to deal with un­com­fort­able truths. These are the words of Nel­son Man­dela’s for­mer pri­vate sec­re­tary Zelda La Grange who took to her Face­book page yes­ter­day to urge South Africans to be tol­er­ant of each other and par­tic­u­larly to black peo­ple who have lived for over 40 years with “hu­mil­i­a­tion and dis­re­spect”.

“We fail to ad­e­quately di­rect that anger to the most de­serv­ing party so we fo­cus on the per­son that is dif­fer­ent, in SA’s case, the other colour,” she wrote.

La Grange was speak­ing out fol­low­ing Tumi Mo­rake’s vil­i­fi­ca­tion by a sec­tion of Jacaranda FM lis­ten­ers af­ter she re­lated her ex­pe­ri­ences of racism since join­ing the ra­dio sta­tion about three months ago. Afrifo­rum had threat­ened to take Mo­rake to the Broad­cast­ing Com­plaints Com­mis­sion of South Africa for be­ing racist.

Pan African­ist Congress of Aza­nia spokesper­son Ken­neth Mok­gatlhe said Mo­rake should be sup­ported for speak­ing out.

Tumi Mo­rake

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