Trending on Twitter today, a racist post which appeared on a Noordhoek resident’s Facebook page on 2 May 2016.
Matthew Theunissen’s post in which he went off on Sports and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula’s exclusion of three sporting codes hosting international tournaments, has landed him in hot water.
Matthew Theunissen’s early morning post on Facebook was screen-grabbed and quickly went viral on Twitter, where it was shared, and propelled #MattTheunissen to the number one position among the social network’s trending topics.
It has been reported that the South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) has called on the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to probe hate speech.
Theunissen’s Facebook profile was not active at the time of this post.
This idiot racist #MattTheunissen should be reported to SAHRC. No place for such comments in our democracy.
— Mmusi Maimane (@MmusiMaimane) May 3, 2016
#MattTheunissen has to understand that racism is hurtful and we live in a democracy where we are all equal.
— Patricia de Lille (@PatriciaDeLille) May 3, 2016