South Africa 29.3.2016 04:31 pm

Realtor sorry for Facebook rape ‘joke’

Image courtesy AFP

Image courtesy AFP

“The majority of my friends and girlfriends are Indian and I never intentionally do anything to offend them”

The employers of a Midrand realtor have yet to start disciplinary proceedings against him after he posted a controversial comment on a Facebook group.

Responding to a post asking people what crime they would commit if it was legal for 12 hours, Darryn Wilken replied “… go and rape every Indian woman I see. Then after 12 hours I’ll hit them up with a message like ‘Last night was fun, we should do it again sometime’.”

The comment was met with much chagrin from Facebook users in the Midrand area.

Wilken, who works for real estate company Just Property, has since apologised to everyone who has been hurt by the post that was circulated on Facebook, claiming he had posted the comment four months ago, he told Midrand Reporter.

Wilken explained his comments were made on a Facebook group called Dark Humour, “where people post sometimes socially unacceptable funny pictures [and] whatever they think is funny knowing that other people in the group are like-minded and no one is offended”.

A screenshot of

A screenshot of Darryn Wilken’s comment of Facebook. Photo: Facebook/Midrand Reporter

Wilken said he deleted the post shortly after putting it up as he realised how inappropriate it was.

According to Wilken, the comment was leaked out of the group allegedly by an ex-girlfriend who was upset that their relationship had ended.

“Anyone that knows me knows that the majority of my friends and girlfriends are Indian and I never intentionally do anything to offend them,” added Wilken.

Meanwhile, Just Property Midrand general manager Brian van Wijk said the company was made aware of the post and strongly condemned Wilken’s comments.

“In respect of the Facebook post, we, an independently owned and operated franchise of Just Property, find the comments made by Wilken reprehensible and unacceptable. He did this in his own capacity on his own Facebook account without our knowledge.

“Just Property is one of the most diverse of all property companies in Midrand and thus never promotes or indulges such behaviour or comment,” he said.

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