Streaming issues? Report here
702 logo Gradients 702 logo Gradients
Late Night Talk
00:00 - 04:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: Early Breakfast with Africa Melane
See full line-up
Late Night Talk
00:00 - 04:00
Home
arrow_forward
Politics

'There is a higher level of empathy when it comes to white criminals'

29 October 2019 7:48 AM
Tags:
Nicholas Ninow
Dros rapist
sabc interview

Political analyst Asanda Ngoasheng weighs in on SABC interview with convicted rapist Nicholas Ninow's mom which sparked outrage.

An exclusive SABC interview with convicted rapist Nicholas Ninow’s mother created a social media frenzy on Monday with many calling it insensitive and criticising the public broadcaster for humanising a rapist.

Ninow was sentenced to life imprisonment two weeks ago for raping a seven-year-old girl at a Dros restaurant in Pretoria in 2018.

His mother, who is a recovering drug addict, admits that she took drugs with her son in the past.

RELATED: Furore over SABC interview with Nicholas Ninow's mom

Political analyst Asanda Ngoasheng speaks to Bongani Bingwa and says while society needs to understand what goes on in the minds of criminals, she is of the view that the media only humanises criminals who are white.

When black people commit crimes, we are not interested in how they ended up there, we are not interested in whether the person was unemployed or not. We are only interested in the fact that they committed the crime. We hardly see those people as anything other than just being criminals.

Asanda Ngoasheng, Political analyst

However, when it comes to white criminals, society wants to know the kind of childhood did they have, what schools did they go to and what could have caused them to deviate from the normal society, she explains.

So there is a sense that in society, white equals good. So when a white person commits a crime, it means they have deviated from our expectations. There is a higher level of empathy when it comes to white criminals.

Asanda Ngoasheng, Political analyst

Listen below to the full conversation:


29 October 2019 7:48 AM
Tags:
Nicholas Ninow
Dros rapist
sabc interview

Recommended

More from Politics

Mokonyane1

'It is important to put something tangible to allegations against Mokonyane'

7 July 2020 2:39 PM

Investigative journalist Kyle Cowan says the Zondo commission is taking a very long time and there is a little bit of inquiry fatigue.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200506-truter-vbs-edjpg

If Truter spills the beans a lot of VBS looters will be in trouble - Clement

7 July 2020 2:36 PM

Clement Manyathela unpacks what he thinks will happen if former VBS CFO Phillip Truter testifies.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

ebdbczdxsaesdv-jpg

Media giant to shut down some publications as COVID-19 hits Media24

7 July 2020 1:20 PM

CEO Ishmet Davidson says the pandemic has accelerated the pre-existing and long-term structural decline in print media.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Alex COVID-19 testing

Healthcare workers share stories of being in the frontline fighting COVID-19

7 July 2020 11:30 AM

Clement Manyathela shines a spotlight on the difficulties faced by frontline workers during the pandemic.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Coronavirus

What to do when you find out that you have tested positive for COVID-19?

7 July 2020 7:58 AM

Gauteng General Practioners Collaboration member Dr Dan Israel gives basic steps on how people can deal with the virus.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Frog in a pot

Are we boiling frogs? And why do SUV drivers look so confused, asks Tom Eaton

6 July 2020 8:18 PM

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews columnist Tom Eaton about his new book, "Is it me, or is it getting hot in here?"

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200406-lockdowngif

101 days of lockdown: What we gained (and lost), and what we have learned

6 July 2020 8:07 PM

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Kevin Lings, Chief Economist at Stanlib Asset Management.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

2001618-vbs-matodzi-edjpg

No theft at VBS. It’s politics and racism – alleged kingpin Tshifhiwa Matodzi

6 July 2020 6:22 PM

Bruce Whitfield talks to amaBhungane investigative journalist Dewald van Rensburg, who extensively interviewed Matodzi.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

20200704masukunasrecjfif

'Stricter measures to control movement at Level 3 lockdown are needed'

6 July 2020 7:45 AM

Spokesperson Thabo Masebe says the province needs assistance in making sure that people comply with COVID-19 regulations.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

school-feeding-scheme-nutrition-programmejpg

Pupils are receiving food through School Nutrition Programme - DBE

3 July 2020 1:22 PM

Even though Section 27 has taken the department to court for pupils not being fed, the department says the scheme is working.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward