Carl Niehaus Wikipedia page edited to call him an 'embarrassment to the human race'
13 December 2017
Johannesburg – The Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans' Association's Carl Niehaus says he will lay a formal complaint with online encyclopaedia Wikipedia after his page was edited to describe him a "massive p*** and an embarrassment to the human race".
Speaking to News24 in a telephonic interview on Wednesday, Niehaus said: "Wikipedia is obviously not doing their editing because, to have a phrase like that at the end, I don’t even want to use the words, cannot be acceptable to Wikipedia and to anyone else."
He said the comments were unacceptable.
The edits on Wikipedia were made at 06:34 on Wednesday. Previous edits which were made on Sunday, December 10 referred to him as a "wanker".