Abongile Nzelenzele surname debacle
[WATCH] Here's the short clip of the DA's JP Smith's unfunny remark to Abongile…. just watch.
Then wait for 1652 Twitter telling you "It's just a joke FFS!" pic.twitter.com/fIemt6Mycx
— Eusebius McKaiser (@Eusebius) September 8, 2021
The City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith has called and spoken with Mr. Nzelenzele. He confirms that he took no offence at the remark, nor did Mr. Nzelenzele think there was any ill intent.
— City of Cape Town (@CityofCT) September 8, 2021
Until White South Africa learn any one of the indigenous languages like how Black South Africa was forced to learn the former 'official languages',expect nothing good to come out of this country,in the next decade/century…
— Mmaboreketla (@reketla_m) September 8, 2021
Imagine having arguably, the best education that money can buy and then using it to scour the interweb, seeking out incidents of perceived racism. Careers that never existed 20 years ago.
— AF (@what_the_hell69) September 8, 2021
— Ozz (@sizons) September 9, 2021
@ThabisoTema @Our_DA They want to represent all South Africans but don't even bother to try their surnames… #JPSmith @Powerfm987 #PowerBreakfast DA and its leader being true to themselves https://t.co/OEhDCgQU01
— Kgaugelo KG Moxwale (@MotiveKG19) September 9, 2021
— Kgaugelo KG Moxwale (@MotiveKG19) September 8, 2021
It's crazy how this racist (a public servant) thinks this is a fucking joke in South Africa, yep they don't give a damn. https://t.co/1WkEdnWvdj
— Bonginkosi Sr. (@BronxSakwe) September 8, 2021
Truly! Is he suggesting Abongile changes his surname to fit his fancies?
Public speaking encourages people to make jokes but using people's surnames is…🤢🤮 am not which is worse, that he made this disgusting joke or that audiences actually laughed 🪚💊⚒🔫🪓⛓🔨💉⚰. https://t.co/1FGaHOq3gS
— 🙇🏾♀️ T_L🙏 (@Tenza_L) September 8, 2021
This is so dehumanizing. Igama lomuntu is so important to who they are! Refusing to acknowledge them by it is to deny their humanity. https://t.co/Yn8EubiRCQ
— Rosamund Sike (@BhutiSbo) September 8, 2021
Some of us though we differ with the Current ANC & EFF will not bother ourselves to identify with the DA as the alternative! This is dehumanizing, no joke's here! https://t.co/TelWe0wpmy
— Kwena Molekwa (@Ruraltarain) September 8, 2021
The DA keeps scoring own goals https://t.co/S0MfEA13sU
— Natasha (@dramadelinquent) September 8, 2021
JP must be short for Jou Poes
— vaxxeD 🥂🏳️🌈 (@DarronDiesel) September 8, 2021
In a party of people who pronounce Ramaphosa as “Rammer poser” & Mbeki as “Ma beki” is it any surprise that JP Smith views even attempting to pronounce Abongile Nzelenzele's surname as above his pay grade? It’s in these moments true colours are shown. That’s the DA difference. https://t.co/0qckEYJCvx
— Morgan Barton 🇿🇦 (@morganreybarton) September 8, 2021
Our names are "too many vowels, too awkwardly placed" Bathong! The disrespect disguised as a joke. https://t.co/DHTAEodKqQ
— Abafana bam'nandi (@MpumiBunz) September 8, 2021
Reprehensible on so many levels. The implication that Nzelenzele’s name is an inconvenience. The sinister joke about having a “better” name.
But what angers me most is response from the city, implying that only the recipient of this base insult is allowed to be offended by it. https://t.co/eqgLtd7AGs
— Lindiwe Mazibuko (@LindiMazibuko) September 8, 2021