Tumi Morake cleared of hate speech charges – report

The Broadcasting Complaints Commission (BCCSA) on Tuesday morning dismissed complaints that remarks made comedian Tumi Morake constitute as any form of hate speech reported Huffington Post.

Tumi Morake cleared of hate speech charges. Picture: FILE

A ruling was reached but the BCCSA told TshisaLIVE the documents had only been sent to those involved in the matter and had not been released to the media as yet.

Huffington Post is quoting the commission as dismissing all 55 complaints against the Jacaranda FM jock.

“While it is clear that she thinks the absence of retribution (according to her) is unfair‚ this does not justify an inference that violence or the commission of an unlawful act is sanctioned‚ promoted or even glamorised‚” said the commission’s deputy chair Professor Sunette Lötter.

Tumi’s comments regarding race led to a boycott of the station as well as 55 individual complaints.

“You broke down a people on skin colour before you build them up. You are now saying they must just share with everybody and be friends with everybody. It’s like a child whose bicycle was taken forcefully away from him‚ and then you say to the bully‚ ‘no‚ no‚ no‚ share the bike together‚ don’t be like that‚’” she said on air.

Tumi has remained mum on social media but insiders have said the ruling is a vindication not only for her‚ but her co-host Martin Bester and management at the station.

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