A Sandton man embroiled in a Facebook race row attempted to delete his controversial comments that landed him in hot water on Sunday.
Ben Sasonof had posted comments on a picture of a packed Durban beachfront at the weekend.
He wrote: “Eh eh Wena…must have smelt like the inside of Zuma’s asshole,” with the apparent reference to President Jacob Zuma.
His comments raised the ire of other Facebook users with sight of the post, who accused Sasonof of being a racist.
In response to them condemning his comments, he wrote: “So fuck you and your bf. Go suck on Zuma’s dirty, tyrant asshole if you love it so much.”
Sasonof also lashed out at one of his detractors directly, calling him a monkey.
“Mohammed Jameel Abdulla you’re a fuckin little idiot! Every person you tagged there is a friend of mine from school! I dated a black girl you fuckin idiot fuck! Stupid Monkey bastard you!”
Late on Sunday night, his comments had been removed from the picture of the Durban beach front.
In an earlier interview with News24, Sasonof was strident in defence of his comments.
“I am not confirming anything and I am not giving you any story. This is all nonsense,” he said.
“There was not any comment made that was racially incurring. Once I was personally attacked and provoked and that is when I started to lose it a little bit and become aggressive…and swear at people. At no point was I racist,” he said.
“Please don’t call me again,” he said, before abruptly ending the phonecall.
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