Poster of ‘Big Black Braai’ is sorry

zama racist Zama Khumalo caused a racial stir with his Facebook invitation to a Big Black Braai to celebrate the deaths of 42 white children in a bus crash in 1985.

A man who invited his Facebook friends to a celebratory party to mark the deaths of 42 white children in the Westdene Dam disaster almost 28 years ago has withdrawn the invitation and apologised for the online post.

The half-sister of one of the children who died in the incident said on Thursday she was pleased that he had done so.

Last week, Zama Khumalo invited his friends on Facebook to a “Big Black Braai” to commemorate the Westdene Dam disaster.

Katherine Shaddock was shocked when she found out about it. She lost her half-sister, Mary-Ann Miles, in the tragedy when a school bus plunged into the dam in March 1985.

Khumalo had added the names of 24 children who died, commenting that their deaths were “much appreciated my Lord”.

Underneath this post he said: “We will always celebrate the death of a whiteness (sic).” Khumalo has since deleted these messages.

“I have taken time to consider and reflect on the Facebook post that I made earlier this week, including the comments contained in it.

“I heartily apologise and deeply regret the post, and the pain that I have caused to the parties touched. I’m sorry,” he wrote.


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