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WATCH: Penny Sparrow breaks down describing death threats

15 June, 08:34 AM

Speaking exclusively to News24's Jeff Wicks, Penny Sparrow broke down when she described the death threats she received after her controversial Facebook post went viral.

"The threats were terrible… my phone was so busy that I couldn't dial out. There were terrible death threats. People said they were going to bomb my house and people sent pictures of naked women and saying I was going to be raped… it was shocking," she said.

"I moved because of the threats, my whole family is in Scottburgh and I am a great grandmother. I had to leave to pull the threat away from my family and it has been very upsetting. I can't go back and I have been pulled away from my family and now I can't see them because of something I didn't mean," she said, breaking down in tears.

Sparrow had gone to ground in the wake of a social media furore relating to comments she made on Facebook, in which she likened black beachgoers to monkeys.

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