ANCWL calls bakkie saga extremely offensive

JOHANNESBURG, 19 January, 2017 - Linda Senekal speaks out after a picture showing her seated in a cage on the back of a bakkie offended many South Africans. The driver of the bakkie told Senekal asked to sit in the back. Video: eNCA

JOHANNESBURG - The ANC Women's League (ANCWL) said that allowing a woman to sit in a cage at the back of a bakkie was "extremely offensive."

"We would like to strongly reprimand Cradock farmer Johan Erasmus, who allowed a pregnant woman, Linda (Senekal) of Zuurfontein farm, to sit in a cage in the back of his bakkie," a statement from the organisation said on Thursday.

The picture of Senekal sitting in a cage at the back of a bakkie caused a stir on social media.

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The driver of the bakkie said he was giving Senekal a lift, and that she asked to sit at the back.

Senekal later confirmed his version of events.

Cradock police say since no complaint has been filed, there is no case.

In spite of this, several political figures, including Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, have reacted with outrage.


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