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Racist Text Messages Boot Passenger From Flight

Smart phone takeing pictrues on the plane

On a recent Kulula flight from O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) to King Shaka International Airport (DUR), a passenger was asked to deplane after her fellow passenger, reverend Solumuzi Mabuza, noticed that she had referred to the flight’s passenger using the k-word, a slur considered analogous to the n-word.

“I told her that I saw what she sent to her man but she refused to delete it and I came to the conclusion that this child was taught this behaviour at home. I want her to be taught that in this country it is illegal to be racist,” said Mabuza.

“Our flight might be 10 minutes late‚ but as South Africans we can’t allow this type of behaviour to continue.”

To read more on this story, go to Sunday Times.

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kdjk5467 June 27, 2018

" I want her to be taught that in this country it is illegal to be racist”.... What does that even mean? Also, gross! I would not be friends with a racist and I would let anyone I was with that I disagree with that garbage, but it sickens me to think of the government trying to fix that with thought police.

ashkale June 26, 2018

Well Said DutchessPDX.

secondsoprano June 26, 2018

Absolutely agree Dutchess

DutchessPDX June 25, 2018

All these racist apologist in the comments. Big Brother, and accusing the passenger of snooping. Having a conversation open and visible on your mobile phone is tantamount to having this conversation in public. You have very little expectation of privacy if you're having this conversation in close proximity to others. I feel people like you who may not be racist but make excuses for people that make racist comments, are just as culpable as those making the remarks. People like you enable this kind of behavior and your just as guilty and just as ugly. You should be ashamed.

Transpacificflyer June 24, 2018

And apparently, the "Reverend" believes it is acceptable to read other people's private messages. The other person did not force the "Reverend" to read her phone, and she obviously had an expectation of privacy when she was texting. He was obviously invading her personal space and privacy. The fact that she may have used an inappropriate word, but this man did something far worse which was to stick his nose into someone else's personal affairs. The message given is that spying on others is acceptable in South Africa. The information that the "Reverend" obtained was done through an unethical and probably illegal act. Apparently, the "Reverend" is not one for ethics.