Lesufi to sue Dan Roodt over South African citizenship claims

2019-08-02 21:32
(Trevor Kunene)

(Trevor Kunene)

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Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has threatened to take legal action against author Dan Roodt over a tweet claiming Lesufi is not a South African citizen.

"... I have read all his [Hendrik Verwoerd] speeches. Yet, Lesufi makes racist statements about Afrikaans and Afrikaners. What right does this racist have to remove Verwoerd's name from anything? Lesufi isn't even South African," wrote Roodt.

Lesufi replied he was taking Roodt "to the cleaners".

Lesufi's spokesperson, Steve Mabona, said the MEC had briefed his attorney to compel Roodt to withdraw his "unfortunate" utterances.

"We wish to emphasize that. Lesufi is taking this insinuation that he is a racist seriously," said Mabona.

Roodt could not be reached for comment.

Many of Lesufi's followers on Twitter encouraged him to sue Roodt, with some accusing the author of being a racist.

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