Cape Town – In a day in which the penny dropped on racism in South Africa with the Penny Sparrow “monkey” scandal gripping the country, Standard Bank dropped another bomb to announce the suspension of economist Chris Hart following a “racist” tweet on Sunday.
Standard Bank said in a statement posted on its website that the bank has suspended Hart pending an inquiry into the events of his commentary on Twitter on Sunday 3 January.
“The inquiry will be conducted in line with the bank’s established protocols and its obligations in law,” it said.
Standard Bank has distanced itself from Hart’s comments and said the outcome of the inquiry will be communicated once the process has run its course.
Hart has come under fire after he tweeted on Sunday that 25 years after apartheid ended, the victims are increasing, along with a sense of entitlement and hatred towards minorities. Image attached below