05/01/2017 08:42 SAST | Updated 05/01/2017 08:47 SAST

Limpopo Man Calls Black Beachgoers 'Cockroaches'

How many more of these incidents are we going to have?

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Theo Jackson and Willem Oosthuizen during their appearance at the Middelburg Magistrates Court for allegedly assaulting and forcing a farm worker, Rethabile Victor Mlotshwa into a coffin on November 16, 2016 in Mpumalanga, South Africa. There has been an uproar after a viral video showing Jackson and Oosthuizen assaulting and forcing Mlotshwa into a coffin. The two accused abandoned their bail applications sighting security concerns. The case was postponed to January 25, 2016.

In the latest in a slew of racist Facebook rants, a Limpopo man has called black beachgoers cockroaches.

Phillip Roodt, who, according to publicly available documents, resides in Naboomspruit, put a post on the social networking site about crowded beaches in Amanzimtoti, south of Durban.

He described black beachgoers as cockroaches who stole money to go on holiday. He said he hoped they would drown one by one.

According to publicly available documents, Roodt is 59 and self-employed as a boilermaker.

Repeated attempts to contact Roodt for comment, via telephone and via Facebook, were unsuccessful at the time of publishing.

His comments were made almost a year to the day that KwaZulu-Natal South Coast real estate agent Penny Sparrow was exposed for her racist Facebook comments.

She compared black bathers to monkeys. In June, the Umzinto Equality Court ordered her to pay R150 000 to the Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation for her post.

Once the Equality Court matter was finalised, Sparrow faced the criminal charge of crimen injuria.

She entered into a plea bargain agreement and, in September, the Scottburgh Magistrate's Court fined her R5 000 and sentenced her to a further two years' imprisonment, suspended for five years.

Last month, News24 exposed Ben Sasonof, of Sandton, after he compared black bathers to faeces. -- News24Wire