'YOU can't bear the thought that our airport be named after a black person'

CapeTalk's John Maytham says it does not bother him one way or another and suggests everyone calm down.

I don't have strong views on this at all.

John Maytham, CapeTalk presenter

If you feel strongly about it, then get to the public meeting this evening at Cape Town International Airport between 6 and 8 on Level 1 Parkade 1, suggests John.

If it were up to me I would leave the name as Cape Town International Airport. It is non-controversial and inoffensive.

John Maytham, CapeTalk presenter

he says it is neutral, descriptive and well-known.

But if it's changed I am certainly not going to screech from the nearest hilltop.

John Maytham, CapeTalk presenter

Acsa will pay and it won't increase the cost of your plane ticket to East London jokes John.

The costs have been grossly exaggerated he adds.

That is a mask for the fact that you can't bear the thought that a black person - almost certainly with an ANC link - is now the name at the airport in our city.

John Maytham, CapeTalk presenter

This article first appeared on CapeTalk : 'YOU can't bear the thought that our airport be named after a black person'


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