- Category: Broadcast News
- Published on Monday, 20 March 2017 14:12
Disciplinary proceedings against DA ward 54 councillor Shayne Ramsay are yet to get under way, nearly four months after she caused an uproar on social media in a post slating homeless people.
The Cape Argus explains that Ramsay’s Facebook post in November, which she quickly deleted following a public outcry, classed the homeless in three categories: Criminals (who she said were “in and out of overcrowded prisons”), mentally retarded or social outcasts, and those “generally down on their luck”. In the rant, Ramsay called for a march against the “vagrants” in Sea Point, saying the homeless “rely on our handouts for their existence”. Council speaker Dirk Smit said on Sunday the matter had finally been referred to the disciplinary committee.