SAPS general found guilty of racism – Solidarity

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The trade union Solidarity today announced that the South African Police Service (SAPS), found the Head of Basic Police Development, Major-General Sandra Malebe-Thema guilty of racism.

According to Anton van der Bijl, Head of Legal Service at Solidarity, Malebe-Thema made herself guilty of racist and humiliating remarks towards various training personnel during an event at the SAPS Training Academy in Oudtshoorn, in 2016. Van der Bijl also said that the General stated that there were too many white faces occupying positions in training and that the so-called discrimination against black students will be stopped. “During the same event she also made inappropriate comments about a selected group of personnel’s clothing and weight,” Van der Bijl confirmed.

The trade union acted immediately by submitting a formal complaint to the Human Rights Commission (HRC) in Cape Town, in November 2016. Solidarity maintained the pressure by turning to the Labour Court in May 2017, forcing the SAPS to launch an internal investigation against Malebe-Thema.

Van der Bijl reported that the sanction found that Malebe-Thema didn’t show any remorse for her behaviour and that she kept arguing that she didn’t do anything wrong throughout the investigation. Furthermore, it was found that the General’s selective remarks caused emotional harm to the staff members involved, which had a negative impact on their work and personal lives. In view of this, it was found that Major-General Malebe-Thema should be dismissed with immediate effect.
https://www.politicsweb.co.za/politics/major-breakthrough-in-ruling-against-racist-genera
 
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Wow and still nothing form the HRC? Do they only protect Blacks against racism?

This person is also one that scored big with Life Esidimeni with her related businesses. Still no charges.

Watch this thread die quickly.
 

thechamp

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Wow and still nothing form the HRC? Do they only protect Blacks against racism?

This person is also one that scored big with Life Esidimeni with her related businesses. Still no charges.

Watch this thread die quickly.
I doubt anyone will be here defending this General, that is how threads die. Unless you want to defend her?
 

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During the same event she also made inappropriate comments about a selected group of personnel’s clothing and weight
I'll defend her if her fat jokes were on point.
 

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I doubt anyone will be here defending this General, that is how threads die. Unless you want to defend her?
I actually just came in here to see if the usual racist defenders were in here to defend this racist cow. But yeah, no defense for her.
 

Sollie

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Glad this judgment went down like it did.
Wow and still nothing form the HRC? Do they only protect Blacks against racism?

This person is also one that scored big with Life Esidimeni with her related businesses. Still no charges.

Watch this thread die quickly.
Not everone will search: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/art...sswoman-implicated-in-life-esidimeni-tragedy/

She was/is? extremely conflicted in her interests. It begs the question why she was appointed (again) and has to be fired now. It should have been a non-issue. Waiting to see where her friends will sneak her in and she'll pop up next. Talk about a bad Penny!
 

ponder

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We should never allow discrimination in the police service or any section of the public service. Many of these people put their lives on the line daily to protect the public. She doesn't deserve the title.
I doubt anyone will be here defending this General, that is how threads die. Unless you want to defend her?
Lol. Where was the social outrage, where were the daily media stories, were was the anc gov condemning this sending investigators, where were the protestors outside their offices, where was the sahrc initiating their own investigations as they do with 99% of white racist incidents and only 1% of black incidents.

If the general was white it would have been a completely different story and this thread would have been on page 40 already...
 

genetic

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Lol. Where was the social outrage, where were the daily media stories, were was the anc gov condemning this sending investigators, where were the protestors outside their offices, where was the sahrc initiating their own investigations as they do with 99% of white racist incidents and only 1% of black incidents.

If the general was white it would have been a completely different story and this thread would have been on page 40 already...
Only whites can be resist, remember?
 

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Lol. Where was the social outrage, where were the daily media stories, were was the anc gov condemning this sending investigators, where were the protestors outside their offices, where was the sahrc initiating their own investigations as they do with 99% of white racist incidents and only 1% of black incidents.

If the general was white it would have been a completely different story and this thread would have been on page 40 already...
40 pages of snide remarks and borderline racism from the usual suspects...:cool:
 
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