PowerFm Strategist Sifiso Hlope is under fire after derogatory tweets he made about Venda People calling them an “unnecessary tribe”.
“Ama Venda are an unnecessary tribe. They bought Bidvest Wits and are calling it Tshikuvndojlexqwim Tsha Madzbxjkslshnd FC,” he said.
Hlope unapologetic, when he was warned that his Twitter account might get suspended, he said Venda people don’t have enough numbers to get his account suspended.
“Venda only has like 20 people at most, that’s not enough for a suspension is it?” he said.
Rendani Makhado, A Digital Marketer sends an email to PowerFm reaching out to the station concerning the offensive content posted by their employee.
“I’m reaching out to you with regards to tribalist tweets by your Digital Strategist Sifiso Hlope, which not only offends us as your daily listeners but as Venda people who are tired of targeted harassment, discrimination and disrespect to our beautiful tribe,’ she said.
Makhado also urge the station to address the issue.
“As a station that believes in inclusion and building a better and diverse community, I hope you won’t take these offensive tweets lightly,” she said.