DA probing councillor's racist remark

2012-10-30 15:46

Cape Town - The Western Cape DA disciplinary committee is investigating a racist remark made by Mossel Bay councillor Susan Moodie, the party said on Tuesday.

"The committee is currently investigating the matter and the prosecutor is preparing a charge sheet," said Democratic Alliance provincial chairman Anton Bredell.

The committee was expected to make a finding within the next two weeks.

In May, Moodie apparently told community committee member Elsabe Moolman over the phone that she would "bring in a bus full of kaffirs" to disrupt a community meeting about land development.

When Moolman confronted her, she apparently repeated what she had said.

The Mossel Bay municipality council referred the matter to the code of conduct committee on July 26.

On September 28, Moodie was found guilty of transgressing the party code and was fined R10 000. She was also ordered to make a public apology.

"Our public representatives are the custodians of the DA brand. Actions and behaviour that are in conflict with the norms and values of the party will be dealt with in a strict and thorough manner," Bredell said.

  • litha.luzipo - 2012-10-30 15:55

    Thats disappointing beyong expression. I thought that DA was a multiracial political party that accomodates all South Africans. I hate ANC with passion because of thier corrupt nature but that is not as divastating as spoken words like that. My fellow South Africans please llets refrain from using these kinds of words. Lets move on.

      tasneem.sattar.5 - 2012-10-30 17:43

      well the party disciplined her. Did you not read the article? or even just the title?... "Our public representatives are the custodians of the DA brand. Actions and behaviour that are in conflict with the norms and values of the party will be dealt with in a strict and thorough manner,"

      tasneem.sattar.5 - 2012-10-30 17:44

      ...I agree with your last sentiment, btw.

      drcpot - 2012-10-30 23:49

      Just wondering what ANC discipline there was when Mandela, Zuma , Malema sang in public "kill the boer". Not saying any of it is right!! We need to stop this racist ranting. ANC will defend it in court though.

  • bukudu - 2012-10-30 16:01

    She must face the music for her stupid comments

      tasneem.sattar.5 - 2012-10-30 17:52

      "On September 28, Moodie was found guilty of transgressing the party code and was fined R10 000. She was also ordered to make a public apology."

      flysouth - 2012-10-31 10:43

      She did! Which is more than can be said for the ANC when their people transgress!

  • renier.lubbe.7 - 2012-10-30 16:15

    "When Moolman confronted her, she apparently repeated what she had said." Moodie should go!

  • JuliusYouPrick - 2012-10-30 16:17

    Interesting situation because I take it "Moodie" is an Indian surname?

      Neal Sing - 2012-10-30 16:49

      Moodley is an Indian surname. Moodie is either white or coloured

      jowza1 - 2012-10-30 16:53

      since when?

  • thobani.fortune - 2012-10-30 16:28

    the DA i thought it was a party that could restore and reunite the pride of the nation but now i know it will bring back the harsh times of inhuman behavior and supremacy of certain group*whites* long live and more 100 yrs to the selfless struggle ANC

      jerry.medina.756 - 2012-10-30 16:43

      No matter how much I hate this ANC, I am inclined to agree with you. A vote for DA is saying yes to the super race.

      JamesMWood - 2012-10-30 17:06

      Selfless struggle, have you looked at those fat pigs in their fancy german automobiles recently building an empire with R238mil of tax payers money? Again selfless? Really?

      MallyGold - 2012-10-30 20:15

      Thobani, do you think it wise to castigate an entire party because of the poor behaviour of just one person? If this is your modes operandi, then you must truly despise the ANC with all their evildoers.

      om.nom.nom.01 - 2012-10-30 23:03

      thobani.fortune... when last did you see the ANC disipline Jimmy Manje for his blatant racism. Oh wait, he is black... sorry, I forgot.

      mark.wilkinson.37604 - 2012-10-31 02:20

      Thobani, Susan Moodie is coloured, not white. I bet you feel silly now.

      raymond.romans.5 - 2012-10-31 06:28

      Thobani, did you see Mamphele Ramphela on Carte Blanche? ANC used to be selfless but they are still talking the liberation language. In her words, liberation parties operate in the interests of the party, government should act in the interests of the people. The people means everybody. Not one African liberation party has EVER managed to transform peacefully and integrate all the country's people. The same applies in SA.

      surfing.sam.9 - 2012-10-31 07:40

      I can only laugh at you and your stupid party, you say 100 years of struggle, but you are too stupid to notice the struggle was over 18 years ago now you still state that your party is struggling. Please note how stupid that sounds but it is the truth, you are struggling. Dommer as grond

      stephanie.sutherland41 - 2012-10-31 08:57

      @jerry- that is the most shortsighted comment i have read in a long time. Google Susan Moodie my friend, she is a lady of colour which blows your comment to pieces and makes you look silly!!

      flysouth - 2012-10-31 10:45

      Gee, it is a good thing that News24 is not wasting a ton of paper and ink here to 'print' this news story since it would seem that certain people simply do not read what is written at all!

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-02-08 23:18

      I don't care what race Susan Moodie is; she used an offensive and racist term and the DA has rapped her over the knuckles. When will the ANC rap their racists using offensive terms and spewing hate over the knuckles?

  • Karabo Phetoane - 2012-10-30 16:34

    This people have always had racist blood left in them,they will never change,the fines and whatever are just a smoke screen.Once a racist always a racist. - 2012-10-30 16:59

      Disagree ... that sort of generalization makes you no better than this Susan.. but I really don't believe she should be able to continue in the DA after that comment.

      JamesMWood - 2012-10-30 17:05

      Hush little baby don't you cry, madiba's gonna give you a house and car

      om.nom.nom.01 - 2012-10-30 23:17

      Man, you are going to feel like such a tit when you find out that Susan Moodie is half black. "This people have always had racist blood left in them"... at least you had the stupidity to label yourself, what an idiot!

      MallyGold - 2012-10-31 09:01

      @Karabo: Do you think 19 years of affirmative action is racist? Of course not, you don’t care that the ANC has excluded my children from fair employment offers based soley upon the colour of their skin. SA is the only country in the world where affirmative action is in favour of the majority who have complete political control. The fact that the political majority requires affirmative action to protect them against a 8% minority group is testament to a complete failure on their part to build their own wealth making structures, such that their only solution is to take it from others. Besides that, your ANC government are busy legislating the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity through BEE but they fail to see that what one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. In fact, this government’s affirmative action and BEE have stacked the odds greatly against white people in this country. All that SA has done is substituted a white racist nationalist government for a black racist nationalist government. But here’s the thing: Under the white regime, the blacks realised that the system was unjust and fought tooth and nail to have the racism eradicated; yet under the current black racist regime, those same blacks choose to become “justice-blind”, much like the whites were some 18 years ago.

  • mbuti.manopole.3 - 2012-10-30 16:56

    Who cares about DA internal affairs anyway,I mean like really? Most of commentators who are going to dislike this comment are whites you will c

      stephanie.sutherland41 - 2012-10-31 09:01

      Thats because its a stupid comment reflecting an uniformed opinion. You jump to conclusions and shout racism but fail to take not that the person in question is a person of colour. Eish Really!!

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-02-08 23:20

      Stephanie, it's racism no matter what race Susan Moodie is. Terms like the one she used have no place in our society.

  • mbuti.manopole.3 - 2012-10-30 16:56

    Who cares about DA internal affairs anyway,I mean like really? Most of commentators who are going to dislike this comment are whites you will c

  • - 2012-10-30 16:57

    Seriously just a fine... that type of comment that can't isn't acceptable and should have been kicked out of the DA.. That language is for the simple minded and stands for everything that is wrong with our country.

  • deon.louw.7505 - 2012-10-30 16:57

    It is time to change your surname from Moodie to Moeni.

  • Gcwabe-KaMavovo - 2012-10-30 17:24

    Every so often these attitudes will surface. How can DA supporters expect black people to be okay with belonging to a party whose white supporters still harbour so much racism. You only have to look at News24 comments. I hate the ANC with every living cell of mine, but I would NEVER associate myself with the DA.

      nettie.potgieter.5 - 2012-10-30 17:38

      Just as whites must look pass black racist. It is not everybody in the DA that is racist and most comments is not racism it is the truth and it may be seen as racism because it is negative and black people then take it as racist. If the same words is use to discribe a white person by a white person why do you not call it then racism? Don't misunderstood I am talking about you comment on news24 commenters and not what the da lady said.

      Gcwabe-KaMavovo - 2012-10-30 17:46

      So we must sit and accept common News24 attitudes like \the general uselessness of blacks\ and \barbarism of blacks\ as a universal truths and not racism? That's exactly the problem here. You can't see it as being racism; that's how deeply ingrained it is. You can't possible expect me then to politically side with people that harbour such views.

      nettie.potgieter.5 - 2012-10-30 18:10

      If you read black news papers and negative comments make about whites people do you see it as racism?

      Karel du Toit - 2012-10-30 18:14

      so vote for cope or the ifp any vote for another party is one less for the cANCer

      danita.renecle - 2012-10-30 22:41

      If you think about it, considering the demographics of the country, it would be so easy for people to join the DA in huge numbers to drown out the odd racist there. Please not a charge sheet has been prepared and the finding will be made known in two weeks time. So the matter has not been put to rest with a R10 000 fine. At any rate judging by the racist remarks under news 24, Prof Craucamp said on the radio that many Freedom Plus people vote for the DA. I can't understand why they don't vote for their own party. The DA will not tolerate any racists. Please join us in numbers, it is like people saying that they will not go to a club because not enough of their race is there, until their race pitches up in numbers and changes the whole mix, it is easy as that.

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-02-08 23:22

      Gcwabe-KaMavovo, Susan Moodie is not white. That doesn't excuse her use of a derogatory term, but you really need to check your facts before your knee jerks.

  • Karabo Phetoane - 2012-10-30 17:40

    @Mbuti this people wont change,they will only woe stupid blacks to vote for them

  • siyanda.kobo - 2012-10-30 17:56

    Susan Moodie provided you were refering to those blind black sheep in the Devil Alliance, then i am with you!

  • Michelle Mimi van Zyl - 2012-10-30 18:02

    I read some of the comments below and i am saddened as to what has become of our country. There will always be hatred amongst majority of our nation. I just wanted to bring it to your attention that a lady with an Afrikaans surname brought this to light, this proves that she was disgusted, sickened and saddened just as the rest of us and didn't show any tolerance by exposing this lady. This leaves a bad taste in our mouths none the less, proving once more that we will always be divided as a nation as we are constantly feuding and instead of uniting with one another we pull our already torn apart nation even further apart.

  • Carlton - 2012-10-30 18:23

    Humans will never change black people are racist white people are racist all humans are racist. And to those black people who say they'll never vote DA because of one person, then you deserve all the misery in your life.

  • Montagnes.Bleues - 2012-10-30 22:56

    racist laws brought on an armed struggle which was boosted worldwide only to have extended racist laws instituted all over again, and leading to another armed struggle with worldwide support..... will the cycle end?

  • pws69 - 2012-10-31 07:34

    I am a DA member. This behaviour is unacceptable. Fire her. It does not matter that the ANC does far worse, a lot more often. I hold the DA to a far higher standard.

      vaaldonkie.visagie - 2012-10-31 09:33

      Prepare to be disappointed.

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-02-08 23:25

      I'm a DA member, too. And I agree 100% pws69, I hold the DA to a higher standard also.

  • anele.bungane.7 - 2013-02-09 13:11

    The DA is aparty of racists, that is why the overwhelming majority of South Africans, who are Africans, do not vote for them. Another DA councillor in the Western Cape once remarked that Coloureds breed like rats, that is the culture within the Party.

  • anele.bungane.7 - 2013-02-09 13:24

    The biggest 5 construction companies have managed to fleece R32 billion out of the government through corruption and collusion and nobody is making noise about it. These companies have stolen more money than the entire arms deal yet Joe Public is not concerned. The only time people seem concerned is when the ANC is involved. A bunch of business executives, all white males, sat around the table and carefully planned how to steal our tax Rands with impunity. The sad part about all of this is that nobody is going to jail, these big companies will just pay the fines and life will go back to normal. These executives will be given golden handshakes for a job well done and that will be the end of the story. It really pays to be white in this country.

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