Tomorrow, Thursday 26 September 2019, the DA’s Limpopo NCOP Member, Beyers Smit MP accompanied by DA Limpopo Provincial Chairperson, Geoffrey Tshibvumo will lay criminal charges against Limpopo Freedom Front Plus Leader and Member of the Provincial Legislature, Marcelle Maritz, for using the K-word when referring to the APK Church as the “Church without K****rs”.
The DA is of the belief that this horrific incident constitutes crimen iniuria. It is also appalling that she would place such an indictment on the Church.
Furthermore, we will be reporting Marcelle Maritz to the South African Human Rights Commission and we’ve already requested that the Limpopo Legislature’s Ethics Committee investigate this matter.
Maritz was captured on a video using the racial slur during a random conversation. The video can be accessed here (the racial slur can be heard between 1:29 and 1:32).
The DA takes this matter very seriously as we believe that there is no place for racists in our society.
The DA finds her racial utterances abhorrent and unacceptable and we will not tolerate this behaviour in our Democracy.
The DA remains committed to the project of non-racialism and building a united South Africa with a shared future.