CAPE TOWN – A photograph has emerged on social media of a man transporting a woman in a cage on the back of his bakkie in the Eastern Cape.
The driver of the vehicle has told Eyewitness News that the woman asked to be seated inside the cage.
He says he had just dropped off livestock at a farm when he was asked to give her a lift.
According to the man, the woman asked to sit in the cage on the back of his bakkie.
It's unclear why she wanted to do this.
The photograph has caused a stir on social media.
There's a Caucasian lady on my tl that's justifying a picture of a black woman in a cage at the back of a bakkie as "artwork". Yup!— MantsoePout-Nomzamo (@MantsoePout) January 19, 2017
When u forgive ur oppressor w/o punitive actions he, who has long dehumanised you will find new and inventive ways to prolong this treatment pic.twitter.com/9m1FGB2sum— Nande N (@nandnz) January 18, 2017
This is disgusting. Let's get to the facts first.— Helen Zille (@helenzille) January 19, 2017
Eyewitness News is trying to make contact with the woman.
(Edited by Neo Koza)
This article first appeared on EWN : Bakkie cage: Driver reacts after social media outrage