DA MP Phumzile van Damme Hits Alleged “Racist” Man At V&A Waterfront

DA MP Phumzile van Damme Hits Alleged “Racist” Man At V&A Waterfront. The Democratic Alliance Member of Parliament, Phumzile van Damme, hit a man at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, Western Cape, today (Tuesday).

The Democratic Alliance Member of Parliament, Phumzile van Damme, hit a man at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, Western Cape, today (Tuesday). The Member of Parliament hit the man because he was allegedly racist towards her. Phumzile van Damme went on Twitter to rant about the event that occurred. She said the management of the V&A Waterfront didn’t take good care of the issue.

The Member of Parliament says, “Management of V&A Waterfront if you are going to allow racism and racists on your premises, please announce it to all. I will not stand for anyone’s racism towards me or anyone. And don’t send me some PR clichéd response either, ACTION.” She said that she had to hit the man as a form of self-defence while his family member was recording the event the whole time.

“The family. This lady was filming me the entire time, so I tried taking photos & that little s**t in the black t-shirt came to my face & came within my face & “voe***k you black & threw on the ground. He was threatening violence so in self defense I punched him in the head,” says the Democratic Alliance Member of Parliament.

Phumzile van Damme also summoned the management at the V&A Waterfront to restrict the family from coming to the establishment. She says this would show how serious the place is about eradicating racism on its property. Donald Kau, the V&A Waterfront spokesperson, says they will talk to the Member of Parliament, to get her side of the story. The spokesperson says they will also talk to the security manager who was on duty at the time of the event. “We cannot pre-empt what action will be taken yet…”

by Alexandra Ramaite

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