NMMU staffer under fire for racial email condemning Muslim prayer sites
Nomazima Nkosi | 2017-02-20 10:43:03.0
A staffer at the NMMU has come under fire for a racially charged e-mail sent from her university account. File photo
Image by: Facebook/NMMU
An administration assistant at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University has come under fire for a racially charged e-mail sent from her university account that complains about Muslims praying in Westering suburb‚ stating they should move back to their own country.
The e-mail has sent shockwaves through the Port Elizabeth Muslim community after it was uploaded to Facebook last week.
“It seems that Muslim[s] love to push their religion on the western world and expect us to tolerate and accept this‚ but it is about time that we as western[ers] stand up and say enough is enough ‚” it reads.
“If they want their so-called centre then they must have it [in] their own country.”
While the e-mail was sent from Hazel Kendrickc’s NMMU account on Monday last week‚ she claims it was hacked.
“I am very distressed about this‚” Kendrick said yesterday.
“My e-mail has been hacked‚ and apologies to anyone for the inconvenience.”
Kendrick works at the university’s chemistry department.
It seems the e-mail stems from an application by the Westering Jamaat Khana‚ which received permission from the municipality to gather and pray at a house in Boshoff Street.
The application was approved by mayor Athol Trollip during a mayoral committee meeting in October.
But the decision is being reviewed after objections were received.
A screen grab of the e-mail that was circulated online has the full name of the sender‚ but the receiver had been blacked out.
– TMG Digital/HeraldLIVE