Media personality Tumi Morake found herself at the centre of discussion in regard to an opinion she gave regarding conversations surrounding culture.
The conversation started after a concert in New Zealand featuring Steve Hofmeyr was cancelled, due to expat protests. They spoke to African-European Indaba founder Johan de Villiers who said that Hofmeyr represented was not what the majority of Afrikaans in South Africa represent.
In the audio, Morake mentions how emotional she gets by the way these conversations about culture tend to go. She says that conversations that involve certain groups should leave her people out of it. She further says that because this is about a group of people that Steve Hofmeyr represents, it should not be about black people.
During the breakfast show today morning, Morake spoke on the issue and said she had nothing to be sorry for.
Jacaranda FM released a statement saying:
Jacaranda FM supports a non-racial society and does not condone hate speech in any form on its platform or in any part of our society. The station’s on-air content aims to promote important and meaningful discussions, with the intention of building and uniting South Africa as a nation. We support the need to have these conversations which we believe is an important part of our role in society. We are further committed to allowing the expression of different viewpoints and perspectives by facilitating these conversations.
Kevin Fine, the station’s general manager said, “Jacaranda FM is a part of a richly diverse community of South Africa and we are committed to being a home for fun, music, entertainment, sharing of information, and the sharing of views. As with any home, sometimes these conversations and views can be uncomfortable. But, for as long as they are necessary we will always be a place where they can live.”
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