Bakkie driver says woman wanted to ride at the back, slams racism accusations

The Eastern Cape driver responsible for giving a black woman a lift in the back of his bakkie has responded to social media accusations claiming that he is a racist.

Johan Erasmus says he saw nothing wrong with transporting the woman in a livestock cage in the rear end of his vehicle.

Erasmus claims that the woman was a stranger he gave a lift to, and that she voluntarily chose to sit in the back because she felt hot.

Sy gaan self agter in die bakkie geklim as sy se sy kry warm. (She climbed in the back of the bakkie on her own because she said she felt hot).

Johan Erasmus

According to Erasmus, the woman wanted to go to the clinic in town but there were books, luggage and equipment in the passenger's seat of his two-door Isuzu.

He says the story has got out of hand, and he has also now received several threats to burn down his vehicle and house.

Erasmus says he's dismayed at accusations of racism, adding that the people he works with can confirm whether he's racist or not.

He says he thought he was doing the right thing by giving her a ride says that the structure is not a cage, but rather enclosure for livestock such as sheep.

EWN and the programming team are attempting to establish contact with the woman.

Take a listen to the interview with Eusebius McKaiser (in English and Afrikaans) and listener reactions:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Bakkie driver says woman wanted to ride at the back, slams racism accusations


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Zondo commission's secretary implicated in Bosasa scandal - report

Zondo commission's secretary implicated in Bosasa scandal - report

Eusebius McKaiser spoke to investigative journalist at News24 Kyle Cowan on the latest developments in the inquiry.

What not to do when setting sexual boundaries with your teens

What not to do when setting sexual boundaries with your teens

Taking away their device doesn't work. Dr Eve says parents shouldn't let anxiety determine how to set boundaries with their kids.

[LISTEN] Does petrol have an expiration date?

[LISTEN] Does petrol have an expiration date?

Naked Scientist Chris Smith explains.

Eusebius: 'We are living in a worse nightmare than we thought'

Eusebius: 'We are living in a worse nightmare than we thought'

Eusebius McKaiser shares his views on the former COO at Bosasa, Angelo Agrizz's testimony at the Zondo Commission.

[LISTEN] DJ Fresh takes us on a groovy ride through the evolution of house music

[LISTEN] DJ Fresh takes us on a groovy ride through the evolution of house music

Iconic radio jockey and producer DJ Fresh takes listeners on a journey through music and time.

DA's Life Esidimeni billboard 'is cowardice and disrespectful to our families'

DA's Life Esidimeni billboard 'is cowardice and disrespectful to our families'

Lucas a caller who lost a family member at the Life Esidimeni Tragedy says the DA must find other ways of campaigning.

Popular articles
'The economic meltdown in Zimbabwe lies with the Mugabe administration'

'The economic meltdown in Zimbabwe lies with the Mugabe administration'

'The Zimbabwean economy cannot recover in a short term, and the government is fully aware of that' says Derek Matyzakn.

Zondo commission's secretary implicated in Bosasa scandal - report

Zondo commission's secretary implicated in Bosasa scandal - report

Eusebius McKaiser spoke to investigative journalist at News24 Kyle Cowan on the latest developments in the inquiry.

Eusebius: 'We are living in a worse nightmare than we thought'

Eusebius: 'We are living in a worse nightmare than we thought'

Eusebius McKaiser shares his views on the former COO at Bosasa, Angelo Agrizz's testimony at the Zondo Commission.

South Africans are getting poorer and poorer

South Africans are getting poorer and poorer

It's not your imagination; we’ve lost a decade. Bruce Whitfield interviews Johann van Tonder, a researcher at Momentum.

No more swiping without sweating! Discovery Vitality introduces new swipe system

No more swiping without sweating! Discovery Vitality introduces new swipe system

The health programme piloted a new tag system at the exit points in a bid to crack down on fake gym visits at a few fitness clubs.

[WATCH] Baby hilariously tries to eat mom's burritos

[WATCH] Baby hilariously tries to eat mom's burritos

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

'I thought he was going to rape me' - Ellen Pakkies on killing drug addict son

'I thought he was going to rape me' - Ellen Pakkies on killing drug addict son

'Ellen' The Ellen Pakkies Story, premiers in cinemas on Friday.