This is apparently the view of the Free State MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Mathabo Leeto (pictured). She is accused of uttering these allegations in the Free State Provincial Legislature.
The civil rights organisation AfriForum says it has already directed a letter to Sisi Ntombela, the Free State Premier, in which the dismissal of Leeto is being demanded.
This comment followed shortly after charges of alleged fraud, corruption and money laundering of R20 million against Leeto and several other representatives were withdrawn. Earlier she placed a well-known athletics coach in Bloemfontein, Steven Swartz, on precautionary suspension after he appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court over an alleged rape incident.
Ernst Roets, Deputy CEO of AfriForum, says that Leeto’s remark is not only racist, but that it is also deceitful and grossly insulting. “If the necessary disciplinary steps are not taken against Leeto, one can only conclude that her misconduct is endorsed by the provincial government.”