“All Black Men Are Rapists”: South African Judge Mabel Jansen In Trouble For Racist Views

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South African judge, Mabel Jansen, stated her perceptions of black people, generally, and those views have put her in trouble.

Her opinion portrayed black men in entirety as rapists and claimed rape is black culture. Her prejudiced mindset (sic) has raised doubts on her ability to judge fairly.

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White South African Judge, Mabel Jansen in trouble

Sometime last year, the judge made comments on a public Facebook post which was published on Facebook and Twitter over the weekend by film-maker Gillian Schutte.

Gillian was inboxed by Jansen over the issue which began in public. As with every personal opinion, the judge expressed exactly how she felt.

The tweets:

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After the news made its rounds, a South African advocate, Vuyani Ngalwana described the judge’s point of view as an “outburst, effectively tarring all black men with the ‘rapist’ broad brush,” was “shocking beyond belief”.

Just as Vusi Thembekwayo blandly called the judge “filth, absolute filth”, Thembekwayo also clamored for her removal as well as a review on all her past judgement. He ended his words with “such racist filth”.

Ngwalwana also beckoned on the Judicial Service Commission to summon Hansen to come and explain herself.

The JSC which has more power over South African judges confirmed to Business Day, Sunday (May, 8), that she will be summoned.

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Jansen was unable to respond to questions as she had lost her husband on Saturday, (May, 7).

However the judge tweeted: “What I stated confidentially to somebody in a position to help has been taken completely out of context and referred to specific court cases”.

After being reachable to Business Day, Jansen told them that,

“Looking at the statistics of the criminal appeals and trials dealt with by the courts, “de facto, there are an inordinate amount of rape cases”.

Instead of hounding me with the epithet of a ‘racist’, the real issue should be addressed squarely, and that is the protection of vulnerable women and children and an endeavor to cure the pandemic”.

She ended with the question, “Who will speak for them”?

Read: BUSTED! South Africa Paid $10M Bribe To Host 2010 World Cup – FIFA Admits

Source, BBC, The Telegraph, Business Day, Twitter

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  1. When #MabelJansen says ‘Black culture’, she doesn’t mean that all Blacks follow that aspect of the culture. eg. The USA is often said to have a ‘gun culture’, and yet a relatively low % of the population actually partake in that culture.
    Now, the Back people commenting on-line would obviously not be following that aspect of the culture, but that doesn’t mean other people aren’t practicing it.

    Any person who is struggling to get their point across, tends to start emphasizing and bringing up all the ‘dirt’ they can think of in their effort to get the point across. (sometimes they may even exaggerate and shout in order to get the person to believe there is at least some problem.) Unfortunately Schutte is a hard-line Liberal and denialist. Hence, Schutte mistook it as racism.

    Many of the acts of aggression against women are based on long-standing customary notions, writes Nyasha Karimakwenda:         http://linkis.com/mg.co.za/article/H7Qvs

    She’s presided over 1000’s of rape cases, what an awful job, she probably feels TRAUMATISED, like a victim, herself. 67,000 cases of rape and sexual assaults against children were reported last year, compared with 37,500 in 1998. Child welfare groups believe that the number of unreported incidents could be up to 10 times that number. [that would be 670 000 cases per year (1836 per day)]

    Does the fact that #MabelJansen is presiding over Malema’s Tax case have anything to do with EFF supporter #Schutte’s deed?

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