Magistrate sues over racism

2012-04-16 10:12

Johannesburg - A Klerksdorp magistrate is suing Justice Minister Jeff Radebe and the National Prosecuting Authority for alleged racism, according to a report on Monday.

Ravana Sewsunker Jacobs, who was a senior prosecutor at the time, alleged that she was repeatedly the victim of racial abuse and told that blacks were stupid and that "all Indians looked alike", The Times newspaper reported.

Jacobs maintains that the primary perpetrator was white public prosecutor Jacques Swanepoel.

Swanepoel was fired last year after a disciplinary hearing, four years after racism allegations were brought against him, the paper reported.

The NPA is yet to file responding papers.

  • bluzulu - 2012-04-16 10:20

    WHY ....WHY...........Hatred in your heart.

  • spartanx93 - 2012-04-16 10:22

    Now why do you have to highlight the perpetrator is "white"??? Why don't you say the "black" justice minister jeff radebe?

      bluzulu - 2012-04-16 10:29

      The name of the perpetrator would probably lead to this determination however I do agree with you.

      Rob - 2012-04-16 10:31

      Exactly ! When blacks murder & they are not identified by their race group. Mind you murder is so common these days & racist comment is not, so I guess when the opportunity arises to highlight a White persons misdeed, they have to make the most of it.

      Sean - 2012-04-16 10:32

      Very important for these imbeciles to highlight WHITE !! It`s just a colour they can not get to terms with !!

      Jacqui - 2012-04-16 10:55

      Spartanx, live and learn. White draws attention, black won't.

  • esethu3 - 2012-04-16 10:34

    GO THROUGH News24 and read White people's comment on articles written about the ANC. They call Jacob Zuma and most ANC leaders stupid Idiots; In a comment I wrote today I said calling ANC leaders stupid or any other name is also calling the majority of South Africans who voted and put them in power idiots too. I think we have a problem.We no longer have respect for one another. People came here on anonymity hiding who they really are and show how Racist they are. Before you judge the people this Article talks about; Look at yourself.

      DSBennie - 2012-04-16 10:44

      They are not stupid because they are black, they are stupid because the ARE stupid, once intelligence is based on an assessment of their actions and achievements, and by this standard they are stupid, it has nothing to do with the fact that they are black, and yes those that are crazy enough to keep voting them into power even though they are not delivering are idiots as well. It has got to do with actions NOT race

      Lorain - 2012-04-16 10:44

      @ esethu why do you bother?

      DSBennie - 2012-04-16 10:44

      so yes the insinuation that the voters are idiots is the intention

      spartanx93 - 2012-04-16 10:49

      @esethu3 - If you had any logical thought. You would realize calling somebody stupid is not being racist. If it makes you feel better, zooma and his merry band of bandits are incompetent and incapable of governing a country.

      Rob - 2012-04-16 10:51

      @esethu. Considering the performance of this government & the scandal & shame attached to it, YOU esethu should also be ashamed & disgusted to call this a government. And yet, they get voted in time & time again, by the vey people they are hurting with their corrupt, thieving ways. So yes....Natuarly most of us think poorly of ANC voters. The sad part is, so should you.

      Jacqui - 2012-04-16 11:01

      Esethu3, calling them stupid idiots is mild in comparison to what some of my black friends call them. But heck, if the majority want to keep voting for them, be my guest. Look at yourself is good advice, now go stand in front of a mirror and take a good look, tap yourself on the shoulder and smile a pleasent smile and thank yourself for being so wise to keep voting for a government who steal from you just because they are your favourite colour. Give me a break.

      esethu3 - 2012-04-16 11:01

      ALL COMMENTS APPRECIATED: I just think If I keep coming here, reading all these comments I will depress myself. WHY THE HATE!!!!!!!!!

  • Mike - 2012-04-16 11:00

    How does he come with all Indians look alike? thats just stupid. ( i think Indian woman are hot lol, yes everybody pull your shots off at me now....)

      bluzulu - 2012-04-16 11:03


      Sithembiso - 2012-04-16 12:21

      Im sorry guys for being so insensitive but this indian comment makes me laugh. Im sure if someone walks in, they'll think I'm crazy. Lemme go back to work...hahahahahahahahahaha

  • lsmkhwanaz - 2012-04-16 13:53

    This is sickening...this obsession on race is pure unhealthy. People are only reading so they can vent their hate and racism in pretence of commenting to the news. The race battlefield news 24.

  • thabane.dladla - 2012-04-16 13:57

    Black's this n black's that......White's this and White's that ....My friends (whites n blacks)...I'm getting sick of reading ur comments about ur skin colours .. I just wonder if you have kids and what you used to tell and teach them about humanity ,loving one other regardless the skin colour . THINK about it just once in your life time!!!

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