South Africa 9.5.2016 10:37 am

Activist slams ‘racist’ Mabel Jansen

Picture: Thinkstock

Picture: Thinkstock

‘Want to read my files: rape, rape, rape, rape, rape, rape of minors by black family members.’

A high court judge has come under fire after her conversation with social activist Gillian Schutte was made public.

In the conversation, Judge Mabel Jansen expresses her belief that rape is part of black culture.

“I still have to meet a black girl who was not raped at about 12,” said Jansen in a Facebook conversation with Schutte.

“99 percent of criminal cases I hear is of black fathers/uncles/brothers raping children as young as 5 years old. Is this part of your culture?” asks Jansen.

“Fact: Apartheid existed. Fact: Black children and women are raped and abused and beaten and mistreated by black men to an extent that is so sickening one cannot even cope with it. And that is a fact,” she added.

“Want to read my files: rape, rape, rape, rape, rape, rape of minors by black family members. It is never- ending.”

This caused a huge uproar on social media, with some calling for her to be sacked.

In response to the outcry, Jansen further tweeted: “What I stated confidentially to somebody in a position to help has been taken completely out of context and referred to specific court cases.”

“How to twist the truth. There was no request for me to help Jansen with victims. This message was sent to me during the debate that was happening in public… where she says raping of babies, daughters and mothers is seen as a black man’s right amongst other things,” Schutte responded.

Read more Twitter responses below:

https://twitter.com/GasantAbarder/status/729580804708417536

https://twitter.com/Barry_Roux/status/729586174864535552

https://twitter.com/mynameisjerm/status/729584642832138244

 

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