What more do we need to do in South Africa to eradicate racism once and for all? It has been over 20 years since we were told that this absurdity of racial segregation has ended…but today, a celebrity’s complain contradicts all of that.
Siv Ngesi wants to press charges against a white couple after they allegedly racially attacked him at the end of a friend’s birthday party during the weekend.
The Man Cave presenter was so furious to such an extent that he took this to Facebook on Tuesday to shed more light about the incident that left him feeling degraded.
"I often read about and listen to stories about racist incidents and feel connected to people who suffer for obvious reasons, but I didn't think I would ever be the black man pressing charges against a white couple who just can’t let go of the past," States Siv’s introduction.
When asked how this incident started, Siv explained: "The Uber was next to a parking bay with hazards on. I was about to jump into the Uber when I saw a couple screaming and shouting at the Uber to move out the way because he was blocking their way out.
"I went to them to apologize and explain that it was my bad. Instead of calming down, they just kept on screaming and hooting, telling me to stuff off. I started to walk away, but then went back and once again tried to calm it all down," Siv writes in his post.
According to Siv an exchange of words occurred between him and the couple, but made sure he didn’t say anything racial, in return, he was not only verbally abused, but also physically.
"At this point I was bent over the passenger side of their car. The lady was furious that I have even dared to argue or try and talk back, and so she not only lashed out verbally, but hit me through the face, rings and all.
"I’m never ever going to hit back at a woman, whatever the circumstances. So I challenged the guy, and asked him to get out of the car. He refused and threatened to call the police. Which I suggested he do."
Siv’s driver, being the bigger man, drove off, but the couple followed them in their car and pulled up next to them.
"I could see them still screaming things at me, but now they were making baboon/monkey sounds and actions. With their window down, I heard them say: ‘You're illiterate, you're stupid, by the time you find me you'll be my servant’."
Siv couldn’t handle this any longer and decided to jot down the number plate details of the car and thanks to social media, he managed to track down the couple.
"I called him and said: ‘I warned you that you messed with the wrong guy, that I would find you and I am pressing charges’."
EntertainmentSA would love to remind each and every gossip lover out there that; ‘’if we do not learn to live together as brothers, we will perish together as fools.’’ Martin Luther King.
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