Momberg sentencing to set precedent for racial cases: NPA

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The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has hailed the sentencing of former real estate agent Vicki Momberg as a victory for the Constitution.

Momberg was found guilty on four counts of crimen injuria after racially attacking a police officer in 2016.

NPA spokesperson Phindi Louw says the ruling will set a precedent for other racial cases.

“This is a landmark ruling and we believe it should set precedent for other racial cases. It’s very crucial for us as a rainbow nation to co-exist with one another, to respect one another and we believe this ruling today (Wednesday) is giving hope to all South Africans that the law is on their side. They need not be ashamed and sit in their own corners enduring racial comments from others. The law is there to assist everyone,” says Louw.

Momberg was denied bail on Wednesday after being sentenced to three years behind bars, with one year suspended.