Cape Town – Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille has vowed to investigate the utterances by Matthew Theunissen.
The 26-year-old Cape Town resident caused an uproar on social media when he made racist slurs directed at the South African government following Sports and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula’s action against a number of sporting codes over a lack of transformation.
De Lille said on Tuesday that she condemned Theunissen’s “despicable racial slurs” and has referred the matter to the South African Human Rights Commission for further investigation.
She said the remarks were unacceptable and “there are laws and processes to ensure that racists are brought to book”.
Theunissen, who lives in Noordhoek, vented his frustration over the ban by Mbalula on several South African sporting codes from hosting international events.