While the towns of Knysna, Belvidere, Brenton-on-Sea and surrounding areas experience tremendous damage as a result of devastating fires, some non-white racists are embracing the situation.
As the picture shows in this report, a conversation has emerged on Twitter by Savagéé @ KeNegroAkere who apparently responded to @Captain_Champu about the fires there. The message says that the person actually smiled when the fires in Knysna were noticed, “because we all know what the majority of the population is there,” followed by a smile.
At least three people have already died as a result of the fires, while thousands had to be evacuated from burning areas.
With the fire season in the northern provinces as well, there are fears that inflammatory statements like this could lead to fires deliberately being started with racist motives.