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‘Manhunt’ for Durban woman who called Ramaphosa an ape ‘acting like a first world president’


A case of crimen injuria has been opened.

Durban – A KwaZulu-Natal woman who took to social media in a rant against President Cyril Ramaphosa and reportedly referred to him as “an Ape trying to act like a first world president”, could be criminally charged for her post. 

On Wednesday, national police spokesperson Brigadier Vish Naidoo, confirmed that a case of crimen injuria had been opened and was under investigation by Brighton Beach SAPS. 

“The case was registered at Brighton Beach Police Station at about 8pm on Tuesday. We believe an arrest in this case is imminent. The incident has caused an uproar on social media as the post went viral. This has also led to heated debates on social media. The woman who allegedly made the post has since deactivated her profile on Facebook,” Naidoo said. 

The case was opened by a resident who said he found the post to be in bad taste. 

Last month, a Glenwood woman caused a stir on social media after she was filmed on a cellphone camera, calling an Indian driver, a “c***** b******.

The incident tookplace at the Tollgate Bridge intersection in Berea. 

Cathie Geldenhuys was seen exchanging words with the motorist. 

He then questions Geldenhuys about her driving and she swears at him. Geldenhuys later took to her Facebook page to apologise for her behaviour, describing it as “inexcusable”.

She said a man had tried to run her off the road and she panicked, and became emotional, terrified and upset.

“He confronted me and I behaved incredibly badly. I just want to apologise again. I used words I don’t normally use. I feel ashamed and really sorry, and I am also relieved to be alive,” Geldenhuys said.

The Mercury