South Africa 8.1.2016 08:00 am

Journalist calls ANC party attendees ‘Pantypreneurs’

President Jacob Zuma during a mini-rally to the run up of the ANC's 103 birthday party on January 8, 2015 at OR Tambo Hall in Cape Town, South Africa. The rally was part of the ANC's week-long drive to get supporters to join the ruling party for its 103rd birthday celebrations at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday. (Photo by Gallo Images / Foto24 / Denvor de Wee)

President Jacob Zuma during a mini-rally to the run up of the ANC's 103 birthday party on January 8, 2015 at OR Tambo Hall in Cape Town, South Africa. The rally was part of the ANC's week-long drive to get supporters to join the ruling party for its 103rd birthday celebrations at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday. (Photo by Gallo Images / Foto24 / Denvor de Wee)

She has been banned from attending the event which will be held in Rustenburg on the weekend.

Senior politics reporter, Carien du Plessis has been banned from attending the upcoming African Nation Congress (ANC) birthday celebration in Rustenburg for referring to the attendees as “pantypreneurs” and “tenderpreneurs”.

ANC will be celebrating their 104th anniversary over the weekend. Unwelcomed guest is a reporter who tweeted “derogatory remarks against women”, this is according to the ruling party’s spokesperson, Zizi Kodwa.

Carien du Plessis tweeted: “Seems Rusty News Cafe will be a choice hangout for pantypreneurs and tenderpreneurs at this weekend’s #ANC104 bash”

ANC’s spokesperson Zizi Kodwa responded to the tweet: “ANC takes offence to this kind of derogatory remarks against women, we will take up this matter with yourself and employer.”

Opposition party, Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) deputy president Floyd Shivambu said: “That’s sexism of the worst sexism Carien! You must withdraw that statement.”

The word “pantypreneur” means “a female who uses her body to sleep with prominent figures to achieve her desired outcomes, like money, cars etc.

Du Plessis later tweeted: “I realise the term “pantypreneur” is problematic. Thank you for the engagement and my unqualified apologies for using it in my tweet.”

Carien

The ANC anniversary will be held at the Royal Bafokeng stadium in North West on January 9, 2015 with special guests. The celebration will begin at 7am.

This is what people said behind the pantypreneur term:

https://twitter.com/fhum_ulani/status/203070331127205888

 

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