White South African Woman Penny Sparrow’s Post Referring To Black People As Monkeys Triggers Anger on Social Media


An estate agent Penny Sparrow from Durban has out-turned into a national social media commotion after she took to Facebook on last Saturday and referred to black people as monkeys.

In her post, Penny Sparrow said: “These monkeys that are allowed to be released on New Years Eve on to public beaches, towns etc obviously have no education whatsoever and to allow them loose is inviting huge dirt and discomfort to others,” More on post after the cut…

After the outcried,  Penny has since taken down the post and in return offered an apology, the Democratic Alliance has laid criminal charges against Penny Sparrow. DA member Herman Mashaba laid the criminal charges against Sparrow with the SAPS, and a case has been opened. DA spokesman Mabine Seabe said in a statement the party’s KZN branch has also served notice of intention to suspend Sparrow’s membership and has referred her conduct to the Federal Legal Commission for investigation. “Racists are not welcome in the DA, and have no place in our democratic South African society,” the statement read.

Meanwhile South Africans are using the hashtag #PennySparrow to revolt against the racist comment. Read her apology below…

Without doubt the apology came a bit late for the commotion she has created, read people’s reaction: