Pretoria - Civil rights organisation AfriForum on Monday said it submitted a complaint of hate speech to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) against Zindzi Mandela.
This comes after Mandela, the daughter of late former president Nelson Mandela and late struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, set Twitter ablaze last month with a series of fiery tweets about “white cowards and shivering land thieves".
Alana Bailey, Deputy chief executive of AfriForum responsible for international liaison, requested that the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor immediately recall and dismiss Mandela, who is an ambassador in Denmark.
After investigating the authenticity of the tweets, Pandor told Mandela to conduct herself as a diplomat and adhere to the social media policy of government.
AfriForum said this was not enough, "In view of this outcome, AfriForum has therefore decided to proceed with this complaint to the SAHRC."