Cape Town – Police have arrested pit bull advocate, Belinda Magor after her racist remarks calling for black people to be killed and banned instead of pitbulls.
This came after a recent spike in pit bull attacks on people. On Sunday morning, November 20, Hennenman police were called to Sekoti-mpate and received reports that a child had been mauled by dogs. It was discovered that two pit bulls attacked and killed a 3-year-old boy – an incident that enraged members of the community.
In another incident, a 15-month-old toddler was mauled to death by a pit bull on Wednesday, November 23 at Gonubie Farm in East London, police confirmed in a statement.
According to police spokesperson Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana, reports suggested that the boy was playing with the neighbour’s pit bull at the farm.
The Sowetan reported that Magor, called for the killing of black men and the removal of black women’s uteruses, claiming that they were “worse than pit bulls”. She reportedly said this in a WhatsApp voice note she sent to a group of pit bull owners and advocates before it was leaked from the group chat and spread on social media.
It was because of the remarks she made that she found herself being arrested by police.
Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi thanked the police for making the arrest.
“Thank you so much SAPS for her arrest, truly appreciate the swiftness,” Lesufi said.
— Panyaza Lesufi (@Lesufi) November 26, 2022
According to eNCA, The South African Human Rights Commission is probing the incident.
Right2Know – a South African non-profit advocacy organisation established in 2010 to reduce state secrecy in the drafting of laws, increase access to information, and protect freedom of expression especially on the internet – said Magor deserves to be jailed utterances like these beg the question of whether the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was effective or not.
What Magor said in the voice note:
“What I say is ban the black man. They rape, they steal, they kill, worse than any pit bull could, and they get away with it. Ban those that are making the laws, ban Ekurhuleni, ban the black man. Get all the black women and cut out their uteruses and their ovaries that they cannot procreate because they will all turn out the same because they are all the same. I’m very passionate about this. Ban them, kill them, shoot them. Get rid of them because they are the problem. Not pit bulls, not animals. Animals are beautiful, and they er deserve, er, warm bed, er food, love and attention and everything else. God created those animals. Who created the black man, do you think God? I don’t think so.”
Speaking to TImesLIVE, Magor blamed the comments she made on diabetes.
“I’m diabetic. When your sugar is out of whack, which happens quite often, you don’t think clearly, you can’t focus. There’s like a cloud over your mind. Unfortunately, I don’t get that quite often, I’m on insulin. If my sugar is out of whack, that is why I don’t do an office job, I cannot do it,” she was reported as saying.
According to IOL, the arrest was confirmed by South African Police Servies (SAPS) spokesperson, Colonel Brenda Muridili.
“A case of crimen injuria was opened on November 25, 2022, at Boksburg North and transferred to Putfontein Police Station for investigation.
“The suspect aged 60 years old was arrested and released the same day on a warning to appear in court on March 27, 2023,” Muridili was reported as saying.
Picture: Twitter/ @GhamSeKind
Compiled by Junaid Benjamin