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SAHR to investigate further racism claims at SuperSport after Willemse case

22 February 2019 1:32 PM
Tags:
Naas Botha
SAHRC
Ashwin Willemse
Nick Mallet

SAHRC's Buang Jones says it will probe other allegations of racism at SuperSport in order to take appropriate action.

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will start investigating the incidents of alleged racism and discrimination case against SuperSport.

In 2018, Ashwin Willemse walked out of a live broadcast and alleged that his co-hosts Nass Botha and Nick Mallet undermined and patronised him.

SuperSport then called on Advocate Vincent Maleka to investigate the claims of alleged racism, and after investigating the matter he found no grounds for racism from Botha and Mallet.

READ: Willemse wants to restore his dignity at SAHRC hearing on walkout

Maleka did, however, recommend that the case is passed to the SAHRC for final resolution.

Provincial manager of the Gauteng office for the SAHRC, Buang Jones says following the review by Maleka and after consultations with both SuperSport and Willemse and reviewing the research that was undertaken by the legal team, it discovered the other allegations arose.

There were reports in the media alleging that there is a culture of racism within SuperSport and that is why we have decided to broaden the scope of the investigations. So that we allow contractors and employees of Supersport to come forward and assist the commission and find appropriate remedies.

Buang Jones, Gauteng provincial manager - SAHRC

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22 February 2019 1:32 PM
Tags:
Naas Botha
SAHRC
Ashwin Willemse
Nick Mallet

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