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DA lays criminal charges against Penny Sparrow

Refiloe Nt’sekhe says it will be suspending estate agent's party membership over Facebook comments

DA lays criminal charges against Penny Sparrow

04 January 2016

The Democratic Alliance categorically condemns the racist words of Penny Sparrow, which have no place in South African society (see below).

This morning our Leader Mmusi Maimane tweeted that Penny Sparrow’s comments are insulting and must be criminally pursued.

To this end, today the Democratic Alliance has laid criminal charges against Penny Sparrow, for investigation of Crimen Iniuria for infringing the dignity of all South Africans and for dehumanising black South Africans.

DA member Herman Mashaba laid the criminal charges against Penny Sparrow with the SAPS, and a case has been opened.

Attitudes of such vitriolic racism have absolutely no place in South Africa. Today the DA in KZN has therefore also served notice of intention to suspended the membership of Penny Sparrow and has referred her conduct to the Federal Legal Commission for investigation.

Racists are not welcome in the DA, and have no place in our democratic South African society.

Statement issued by Refiloe Nt’sekhe, DA National Spokesperson, 4 January 2015