EDITORIAL | If the ANC were committed to equality, Mokatsane would be fired
The Moqhaka municipality’s response to the mayor’s racist utterances is an indictment on the party
The Moqhaka municipality in the Free State issued an insulting apology recently after degrading comments by its mayor, Motloheloa Mokatsane, about black South Africans, crime and violence.
It said it regretted Mokatsane’s use of the K-word during his address to residents who were protesting against incidents of gender-based violence (GBV) in the area.
Addressing the crowd, the mayor said: “Crime is what we were born for as k****rs.” When the protestors shouted in disagreement, he added: “OK comrades, let me put it in a different way. We, as black people, are violent and suffering violence every day.”..