National 22.8.2016 03:06 pm

Racist guest house owner’s ‘wife’ charged with ‘illegal immigration’

The owner of the ‘God’s law guest house’ saw his Slovakian wife taken in by police on Friday, reportedly for contravening the Immigration Act.

The Zululand Observer reported on Monday that the foreign woman, Katarina Krizani, who appeared in videos earlier this year defending the racist policies of her partner, Andre Slade, at their guest house was arrested last week under the Immigration Act.

Her bail application was scheduled for Monday, reportedly because her visa has expired.

It’s unclear, however, how she can be married to a South African (as is being reported by some media) and yet not be in the country legally. Zululand Observer is calling Krizani Slade’s girlfriend only. It may be that they are not legally married, as claimed, but further details are yet to be made clear.

The National Prosecuting Authority’s Natasha Ramkisson Kara told East Coast Radio that Krizani appeared in court for the first time on Friday.

Slade made headlines for refusing to accommodate black people at his guest house in Sodwana Bay. He told a large group of ANC supporters, media and other curious onlookers on June 29 that he wasn’t racist … but apparently God’s laws were.

Slade was facing the full brunt of public opprobrium amid threats to shut down his business and even audit his taxes. He insisted, however, that “black people were made to serve white people”. He said he was full of love, but the Bible’s laws about the mixing of races were clear to him.

After the story broke, Slade shut down the guesthouse. He was charged at the local police station by KwaZulu-Natal economic development MEC Sihle Zikalala, who wanted Slade to be evicted from the land‚ alleging he had obtained the property under false pretences and was operating without a licence.

Slade offered journalists a bizarre demonstration about the physiological differences among races. Krizani, who is understood to come from Slovakia, also tried to explain that the whole concept of race was only recently developed.

Slade answered a question about him being sane with, “Yes, I’m an engineer.”

 

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