Support for Tumi grows
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.