EFF condemns alleged racial attack of black teens at Maselpoort Resort

December 26, 2022 0 By Cypher9ja



The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) condemned the alleged racial attack of two black teens by a group of white men at the Maselspoort Resort outside Bloemfontein on Christmas Day.

Maselspoort Resort incident

Attack

A video of the attack – which has since gone viral – showed details of a scuffle and white adult men physically assaulting the teenagers.

He could be seen grabbing them by the neck, punching and pulling their hair.

It also showed one of the white men grabbing one of the boys by the neck in the pool and submerging his head in the water.

Police have confirmed they are investigating the incident.

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Racism

The EFF has condemned the attack:

“We believe these actions of racism are being perpetuated by the ANC due to their lack of decisive action as well as a rubber glove approach to racist conducts in the province”, the party said.

“And it comes as no surprise that days after the ANC conference that re-elected Cyril Ramaphosa as President of South Africa white people feel this bold and entitled”.

The party said the two young boys were enjoying their festivities and were “harassed by white men with absolutely no genuine basis.”

Segregation

“We blame Maselspoort management for enabling such actions by having a whites-only pool that made those white racists think that’s the space for white people only”.

“We are further disappointed in the failure of the Management of Masselsport to correctly deal with this act of racism on their facilities”, the party said.

“White people need to unlearn the logic that they deserve their own space, this is the highest form of nonsense that has been tolerated for the longest of times”.

The EFF said it visited Maselpoort Resort to meet with its management and face the white men.

“South Africa remains a country that is reconciled by theory while the material and practical conditions of the everyday life of a black person continues to be under daily subjection to racist acts without question”.

Maselpoort Resort responds

Meanwhile, the Maselpoort Resort said those accused of attacking the two teens are still residing at the resort.

“The Maselspoort resort’s Nick Mitchell said they’re a racially-free resort that does not allow any segregation or racism”, the SABC reported.

Mitchell said law enforcement officials are investigating the incident.

“At this moment the police are handling the situation. As mentioned, there is a police case opened against the parties involved”, he said.

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