Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
Trade union Solidarity today requested in a letter to Jacaranda FM that audio material in which radio host Tumi Morake allegedly made racist remarks about white people should be made available.
This follows after Morake allegedly said that white people were the bullies on the playground who stole the black people’s bicycle and instead of being punished for this deed, they only have to share the bicycle and play together. According to Connie Mulder, head of the Solidarity Research Institute, it is concerning that such statements are permitted by Jacaranda FM. “It is unacceptable that such statements and views are normalised as being mainstream thinking,” Mulder said.
“Jacaranda FM is committed to the Code of Conduct of the Broadcasting Commission of South Africa and therefore statements that constitute racial hatred cannot be acceptable and/or permissible,” Mulder confirmed.
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