Convicted racist Penny Sparrow dies of lung cancer - report

LazyLion

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Durban - Penny Sparrow, who gained nation-wide notoriety for making a racist rant against black people in a Facebook post, has died from lung cancer on Thursday, the South Coast Herald Newspaper reported.

The newspaper said they spoke to her daughter Charmaine Cowie who confirmed her death.

Sparrow, a former KwaZulu-Natal estate agent, was convicted in the Scottburgh Magistrate’s Court for crimen injuria in relation to racist comments that she made in 2016 comparing black people at the beach to monkeys.
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https://www.iol.co.za/dailynews/news/kwazulu-natal/convicted-racist-penny-sparrow-dies-of-lung-cancer-report-29814625
 

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Did she ever serve time in prison and if so how long?
Did in prison, I think she has been there since bail was denied in April 2018

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Did in prison, I think she has been there since bail was denied in April 2018
Why was she in prison? You're sure you aren't confusing her with Vicky who is out on bail (unless she's back after losing her appeal).
 

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You okes are weird with this prison talk.

What Penny Sparrow was charged with
Sparrow shot to infamy in 2016 after she was ordered to pay R150 000 to the Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation for her racist comments. But the Foundation had refused to accept the money, with chief executive Mavuso Msimang describing it as ‘racist money’.

The rant went viral, gaining international notoriety in the process. She was also given a suspended prison sentence of up to three years for her outburst, on the grounds of “crimen injuria”.
 

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Why was she in prison? You're sure you aren't confusing her with Vicky who is out on bail (unless she's back after losing her appeal).
Aaah so Penny was the monkey/beach comments? Vicky was the k-word against police?
 
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