black South African Member of Parliament, Phumzile Van Damme says she allegedly punched a man in self-defence after he allegedly hurled racial abuse at her.
Damme said she got into a row with a white woman at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront when a man came up to her.
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The man, who was white, hurled insults at her and used vulgar language to tell her to get out, referring to her as “you black” so in self-defence I punched him in the head.
Ms van Damme was unhappy with the treatment she received from a security officer when she reported the incident.
She has, however, threatened to file charges with the police.