The Gauteng High Court Judge Mabel Jansen has been force to stay on “special leave” following her ‘racist’ comments on social media that went on viral.
Mabel Jansen insulted black people of South Africa after a Facebook remarks expressed that she believes rape is part of black culture.
She was today put on special leave while the incident is investigated, the minister of justice Michael Masutha announced the decision on Wednesday.
High Court Judge Mabel Jansen is reported to have said that in black people’s culture “a woman is there to pleasure them. Period,” and that she had never met a black girl “who was not raped at about 12”.
Social activist Gillian Schutte says Jansen made the comments to her during an online conversation. Jansen later said on Twitter: “What I stated confidentially to somebody in a position to help has been taken completely out of context.”
Many South Africans demanded Jansen be sacked for the comments that once again drew attention to enduring racial tensions more than two decades after white minority rule.
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