Calls for those behind alleged racist incident at Maselspoort Resort to be removed

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MEC for Tourism in the Free State Makalo Mohale is demanding the removal of those who were behind the alleged racism incident that took place at the Maselspoort Resort outside Bloemfontein this past weekend.

Free State Police are investigating an alleged assault of two teenage boys by a group of white males at the resort. A video showing the altercation is doing the rounds on social media with Free State Premier Sisi Ntombela calling the incident disgusting.

MEC Mohale says they have asked for the removal of those accused of having assaulted the two teenage boys.

“One of the issues that when we were discussing with them, they have agreed that indeed that incident also contravenes the terms of the stay. One of the conditions for visitors to be at the facility, is for them to conduct themselves within the law and that incident clearly has contravened the law provisions of the country because racism is unconstitutional. So, when someone is doing something that is unlawful and unconstitutional, (that person) does not deserve a space in any of the tourists facilities, at least in the province and surely, in the country. So, those guys don’t deserve to be within this facility. So they have assured us that before I leave this facility, they would have left.”

Earlier, the Maselspoort Resort outside Bloemfontein in the Free State said those who were accused of the attack on two teens at the resort’s swimming pool in the alleged racist incident were still residing at the resort following the incident.

The resort’s Nick Mitchell said they were a resort that didn’t condone racism and that does not allow any segregation or racism.

The incident has sparked a reaction from the community, government and political parties such as the Economic Freedom Fighters as well as the ANC in the Free State.

Mitchell says they’re leaving everything to the law enforcement officials.

“At this moment the police are handling the situation. As mentioned, there is the police case opened against the parties involved.”

Maselspoort Resort confirms men accused of racial attack against two teens are still at the resort:

Premier Ntombela has condemned the alleged racism incident.

In a statement released through her spokesperson Palesa Chubisi, Ntombela says the incident is disgusting.

“Premier Sisi Ntombela has noted with disgust, the video circulating on social media of white men seen attacking children at the Maselspoort resort on Christmas Day. Premier Ntombela has, therefore, instructed the MEC responsible for the Department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, to deal with this matter with all the urgency it deserves and also engage law enforcement agencies.”

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Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have also visited the resort to condemn the alleged racist incident.

Free State government condemns alleged racist attack incident at the resort: