SONJA Isaaks is a second woman from the Erongo Region that will face the wrath of the law after making racially discriminatory remarks on a social media platform.
According to Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu, the Erongo Regional Crime Investigations Coordinator, a case of racial discrimination has been registered by the state against a woman for insulting President Hage Geingob and threatening to shoot the Head of State with an AK-47.
“The suspect who resides in Karibib, unlawfully and intentionally used language of a discriminatory nature on Facebook between May 2020 and 11 June 2020. She caused, encouraged or incited hatred between different races (black and white) as well as insulting the Damara speaking community.”
In the Facebook post which has been shared by hundreds of people Isaaks makes derogatory remarks concerning the president and implies that the president is corrupt.
The suspect said that all she needs is an AK-47, a box of red wine and some cocaine for courage to get rid of the president.
Iikuyu said that an investigation into the matter has been launched and added that the suspect was not yet arrested.
“After finalising the investigation, the docket will be forwarded to the office of the Prosecutor General for a decision to prosecute the accused person,” Deputy Commissioner Iikuyu said.
This follows an incident earlier in the week where Corien Steenkamp, a teacher’s assistant at the Hillside Christian College in Walvis Bay was fired today after a disciplinary hearing.
Both Steenkamp and Isaaks has offered public apologies But the newest suspect of racial hate blamed her rant on Facebook on being drunk while on anti-depressant medication.
Isaaks said that she suffers from bipolar disorder and needs medication to keep the condition under control. She said in her apology which she also posted on Facebook that when she uses alcohol with the medication she gets to a point where she remembers nothing.
According to Isaaks, her husband made her aware of the derogatory post and that she immediately deleted it. It did not help because too many people has already shared the post and could only tender a public apology.