Gauteng education MEC takes on Twitter racist

2016-06-26 18:04
Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi. Picture: Cornel van Heerden

Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi. Picture: Cornel van Heerden

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Pretoria  Gauteng education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, has reacted to racial slurs aimed at him on Twitter, saying he would lead the battle against the country's racists. 

On June 23, Lesufi posted a picture to Twitter of him at a pre-school in Centurion, where a photo was taken of a 19-month-old black girl who appeared to have been separated from white children, while they were being fed cupcakes. 

Lesufi posted a picture of himself outside the school, tweeting: "Let's tackle this! Wearing jeans in case I have to jump fences."

Another user later responded to Lesufi's tweet by saying: "Here you have Gauteng MEC for Education @lesufi ready to jump a fence to take pics of todlers [sic]. Fucking Kaffir pedo [sic]!"

When Lesufi responded by saying: "Don't call me with a K-word please!", the user shot back: "I didn't call you the K-word. I called you Kaffir."

In response to another user, Myrah Tshbalala, who said: "We may pretend to be lenient but one day this is gonna EXPLODE," Lesufi wrote, "I fully agree! I can assure you I will lead that battle against racists."

The MEC later tweeted: "I am vulgar proof! Your racist tendencies will be defeated! My purpose is to reverse what your granddad Verwoed did", and "They wish for apartheid! It will never come back!". 

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