Municipality answers questions regarding racial slur from an employee

Municipality
After the late Mr Johannes van der Wath died, the Standerton Advertiser published the article and this comment was allegedly made by a municipal employee.

Mr Louis Jansen van Rensburg of the Democratic Alliance (DA) in Standerton, opened a case of crimen injuria following an alleged racist comment on 3 April by a municipal employee on an article published by the Standerton Advertiser.

The comment was made after the chairman of DA, Mr Johannes van der Wath, passed away due to a heart attack.

The statement read: “Nothing is sad here, whites must die vele bayizinja”. (Roughly translated, they must die because they are dogs)

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According to Ms Thobeka Mtshiselwa, spokesman of the Lekwa Municipality, the investigation will take the form and shape enshrined in the Collective Agreement on Disciplinary Procedure and Code adopted by South African Local Government Association (Salga) on behalf of all municipalities countrywide.

She said that, depending on the outcome of the investigation by the investigating officer and/or the employer representative, disciplinary steps may be taken and a formal disciplinary committee be constituted.

Read the complete article in the next edition of the Standerton Advertiser.

  AUTHOR
Alida Lake

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