Chris Hart opens up about that tweet (and his resignation from Standard Bank)

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Chris Hart has resigned after a social media debacle back in January that led to his suspension.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed the former Investment Strategist at Standard Bank Wealth and Investment.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

In the context of low growth you end up with a pressure cooker situation because people are not making progress. Frustration is building. You can see it in xenophobic violence. I’m not making a judgement; I’m making an observation.

Chris Hart

We have to get growth going! If you want to go racial; it’s a black unemployment problem that we have.

Chris Hart

The tweet was one of maybe 60 tweets where I’m outlining this issue.

Chris Hart

It was on the same day as Penny Sparrow’s tweet.

Chris Hart

Racism is a beautiful deflection.

Chris Hart

You’ve got to do some soul searching.

Chris Hart

It’s almost as if the anti-racists have become racist.

Chris Hart

I’m not a racist. I don’t look down on people because of their race.

Chris Hart

The resignation agreement is confidential.

Chris Hart

You need resources to fight a group like Standard Bank.

Chris Hart

I just want to get on with my life.

Chris Hart

I don’t regret the use of the word ‘entitlement’ at all. It’s not even a racial term.

Chris Hart

I think I was trying to pack too many ideas in a single tweet.

Chris Hart

My intention was not to offend, but to have debate.

Chris Hart

I believe I have sufficient work experience. I have a four-year higher diploma of education and a three year B.Com degree. I do not have an MBA and never claimed to have one.

Chris Hart

We’re starting to look like the 1980s where the National Party saw a communist behind every bush.

Chris Hart

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