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Community Leader Testified Before South Africa’s Equality Court That Anti-Chinese Speech Brought Back Memories of Apartheid

Supporters of The Chinese Association at the Equality Court in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo: Facebook/Proudly Chinese SA

Community leaders from The Chinese Association (TCA) in South Africa appeared in court yesterday in Johannesburg to testify against 12 individuals who allegedly posted racially charged anti-Chinese comments.

The case dates back to 2017 after the television documentary show Carte Blanche investigated the treatment of donkeys and how their skins are exported to China for use in traditional medicine. The defendants suggested that Chinese people were “not human”, “vile” and “barbaric.”

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