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effThe Citizen reports that the EFF has hit out at former Hot 91.9FM breakfast show host Sasha Martinengo, who was fired on Wednesday for referring to Julius Malema as ‘a monkey’ on live air.  

Martinengo has since taken to Twitter to defend his comments, which has left a lot of his followers divided, with some defending the DJ and other condemning him.  The EFF’s response, however, has been unequivocal.  Not only has the party applauded Martinengo’s sacking, it said it planned to open a criminal case against him.  “The EFF welcomes the dismissal of Sasha Martinengo from Hot 91.9 FM following his racist remarks about CIC Julius Malema.  Unlike many who accept apologies of the racists, this station refused to stop there and took it a step further by firing the racist,” the statement reads.  But, it added that Martinengo’s firing was not enough, and that it would be opening a criminal case against the DJ.  “Until racism, particularly openly expressed is considered a criminal offence it will not stop.  White people need to know that each time they use the k-word or call black people monkeys, they can end up in jail,” the statement reads.

  • Read this report by The Citizen
  • Read too, SAHRC condemns Martinengo calling Malema a monkey, at News24


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