Estate agent 'not herself' during racist rant: lawyer


Vicki Momberg appeared in the Randburg District Court where the case was postponed to 1 August.

JOHANNESBURG –The National Prosecuting Authority said on Thursday that the public needs to see that incidents of racism will not be tolerated.

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The NPA made this comment at the Randburg District Court where Durban estate agent Vicki Momberg appeared on charges of crimen injuria.

The police laid a charge against Momberg after a video went viral in which she was seen insulting black police officers who had tried to assist her after a smash-and-grab incident.

VIDEO: Woman&39;s racist rant caught on camera.

In the footage, Momberg uses the k-word and describes black people in Johannesburg as "arrogant, useless and clueless."

Momberg’s lawyer Nardus Grove said that his client is not a racist and that she wasn&39;t herself when she made the statements.

He has also issued an apology on her behalf.

Her lawyer asked that no cameras should be allowed in court and that his client’s face not be filmed.

But the prosecutor said Momberg made herself a celebrity in the video and not the media.

The case has been postponed to 1 August.

The Human Rights Commission has also laid charges against Momberg at the Equality Court.

* eNCA reporter Karyn Maughan has more on this story. Watch the video in the gallery above.