Cape Town - The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says it has received complaints from the public over Noordhoek resident Matthew Theunissen’s racist Facebook rant earlier this week.
Theunissen, a former Stellenbosch University student, had slammed the government for Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula’s decision to ban international tournaments due to the slow pace of transformation in rugby, cricket and athletics.
SAHRC spokesperson Isaac Mangena said apart from Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille’s complaint, other members of the public had also come forward to report the matter.
On Wednesday Mangena said the commission was assessing the complaints against Theunissen, who called government officials “a bunch of K***** S”.
On Tuesday, Theunissen went on CapeTalk radio to apologise, saying he was angry at not seeing international sports and had been in a “bad place” when he made the Facebook post.