Racist WhatsApp ‘mistake’ returns to haunt woman
Petru Saal | 2017-02-08 14:19:26.0
Anilia Van Niekerk Graaf said she regretted what she did. File photo.
Image by: Nacho Doce
Yet another race row erupted overnight after a woman sent a WhatsApp message containing the K-word by “mistake” to the wrong person.
Anilia Van Niekerk Graaf told TMG Digital that she deeply regrets what she did and said she was being tormented and harassed.
“That place is a dump. One bedroom at the back in the k***er’s erf‚” she wrote in the message‚ intended for a friend.
My cousin just sent me this. This white lady viewed her friend’s cottage and sent him this by mistake. I’m so tired of white people wow pic.twitter.com/FXCmNKRtyS
— Sunshine J (@SunshineJones_) February 7, 2017
The message was shared‚ generating a swift backlash on social media. Her phone began ringing off the hook.
“Immediately after I sent the message‚ people started to harass me and it has been non-stop ever since. I was threatened that I would lose my job‚” she said.
“I apologised to the person I accidently sent the message to and I apologised to some of the people who harassed me.”
But the threats have become so intense that she is considering opening a case of harassment.