Today's Big Stories

Twitter uproar over judge Mabel Jansen's 'racist' rape remarks

High court Judge Mabel Jansen has come under fire after a Facebook conversation of hers was made public.

In a series of messages, Jansen expresses her views that rape is a part of black culture in South Africa.

Social justice activist Gillian Schutte posted screen grabs of the conversation online.

Since the controversial comments surfaced on social media, Jansen has claimed that her remarks were taken out of context.

The hashtag #MabelJansen has been trending on Twitter after the controversial remarks surfaced and some have called for her to be removed from the bench.


This article first appeared on 702 : Twitter uproar over judge Mabel Jansen's 'racist' rape remarks


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Are we a country surrounded by closet racists?

Are we a country surrounded by closet racists?

The racist comment by Matt Theunissen has sparked outrage across the country and sparked a debate about racism by white people.

Since Matt Theunissen's on air apology for racist post he's written open letter

Since Matt Theunissen's on air apology for racist post he's written open letter

Since Matthew Theunissen's apology for racist remarks, he's written an open letter, but a former classmate says he is not suprised

City to probe Capetonian's racist Facebook rant, says de Lille

City to probe Capetonian's racist Facebook rant, says de Lille

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille says that racism must be condemned in order to build a new nation and advance reconciliation.

More division among South Africans amid Penny Sparrow racist comments

More division among South Africans amid Penny Sparrow racist comments

South Africans have reacted with outrage following the racist comments made by real estate agent, Penny Sparrow, who referred to black people as 'monkeys'.

Jawitz Properties to pursue legal action against #PennySparrow racist comments

Jawitz Properties to pursue legal action against #PennySparrow racist comments

Former Jawitz Properties estate agent Penny Sparrow has caused outrage after writing a racist post on Facebook at the weekend.

Popular articles
'I’ve never invested in the stock exchange. I know it too well'

'I’ve never invested in the stock exchange. I know it too well'

Bruce Whitfield interviews Prof Lorenzo Fioramonti (UP) about his attitude toward money (hopes, fears, successes, failures, etc.).

How to have a good day

How to have a good day

Forbes and Inc. call “How to Have a Good Day” a “top must-read business book”. Bruce Whitfield interviews author Caroline Webb.

DA: Whether you are from Switzerland or Swaziland, you must be documented in SA

DA: Whether you are from Switzerland or Swaziland, you must be documented in SA

The DA defends its immigration plans saying no country can afford not to secure its borders.

CT council to decide on charging De Lille following new forensic report

CT council to decide on charging De Lille following new forensic report

The Bowman Gilfillan report, yet to be made public, found that De Lille allegedly failed to report tender corruption to council.

Judge in Omotoso case dismisses defence application to recuse himself

Judge in Omotoso case dismisses defence application to recuse himself

Judge Mandela Makaula has dismissed the defence application saying it has no merit.

Zondi tells court that she had to 'look happy' in church out of fear for Omotoso

Zondi tells court that she had to 'look happy' in church out of fear for Omotoso

Cheryl Zondi is testifying against Pastor Timothy Omotoso who is accused of rape and human trafficking in his Durban church.