In the video, Nkosinjani Speelman makes use of the phrase ‘boesman’ to explain individuals who violate lockdown guidelines and exit once they shouldn’t.
The mayor of Welkom needed to apologise for a racially offensive phrase used throughout an deal with to troopers about to implement lockdown guidelines within the Free State metropolis.
SA Human Rights Commissioner within the province Thabang Kheswa advised Information24 that complaints have been obtained over Nkosinjani Speelman’s feedback made on Monday.
Kheswa mentioned the colored group of Welkom have been offended.
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In the video, Speelman makes use of the phrase “boesman” to explain individuals who violate lockdown guidelines and exit once they shouldn’t.
Kheswa mentioned Speelman had apologised and had additionally made a video of his apology.
“I need to apologise for a press release I made yesterday,” mentioned Speelman within the video.
“It was not undermining you – it was simply out of [a] mistake. So I need to apologise to all people from Bronville, specifically the colored individuals.”
He mentioned: “I used to be not saying it in a foul spirit; it was only a slip of the tongue – to say that these individuals are giving us an issue… I’m humble, [I] really feel so sorry for what I’ve mentioned.”
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