Black vagrant dressed as primate does monkey tricks and monkey dance to amuse majority white motorists in Rosebank. pic.twitter.com/4fFhcRMlcW— Marc Evan Aupiais (@SACNSNew) February 14, 2014
I saw this gentleman Today when driving back from Rosebank. My first thought was of the monkey king, and then of a man in India, worshipped as a diety for his monkey tail (a mutation).
Then I thought of apartheid, of how black South Africans were compared to monkeys and so I felt deeply insulted. He jumps around pretending to be a monkey, doing tricks hoping to amuse white drivers and convince them to give him charity. To me it seemed dehumanising. I was upset by his escapades, clearly ones which paid off, that he is so kitted out for such.