Johannesburg - An 18-year-old man, who was detained and almost deported to Mozambique, because he was considered "too dark" was awarded R90 000 in the Pretoria High Court, the Star newspaper reported on Tuesday.
The court heard that South African born Shaun Mhaule, who was 14 at the time (2004), was hysterical when police were about to load him onto a truck in Mpumalanga, "back to his homeland".
The newspaper reported that police insisted Mhaule was "too dark to be a South African" and locked him up for 30 hours with 24 other men.
He also told police that he did not know anyone in Mozambique.
Police would also not take his identity document into consideration, the Star reported.
Mhaule was later released into the custody of his mother and a journalist in Nelspruit.
Judge Willie Seriti said it was clear that Mhaule's arrest and subsequent detention was unlawful and granted him R90 000 in damages.
The damages would be paid out by the Minister of Safety and Security, the newspaper said.
How can you be "too dark" to live somewhere? This is beyond stupid. ***-ass-ness on another level.
No "***-ass-ness" -Diddy
I WOULD OF HIT EM RIGHT IN THEY DYCK SUCKERS TO *** UP ALL THAT FOOLISHNESS
WOW IN AMERICAN MONEY R90000 IS ONLY $11,187.00 WHAT IS THAT GOING TO DO GOOD THINGS HE'S NOT IN AMERICA HE WOULD BE BROKE HIS FIRST DAY HERE ALMOST
just utterly ridiculous!!(if true... i haven't searched for the story so i will take MTO's word.) GOD my heart aches for my people. TOO DARK???? wtf????
wtf is goin on????????
Discrimination is everywhere!!!
HELL NAW IM *** IM DARK BUT NOT DARK DARK BUT STILL DATS SOME *** UP SHI*. BUT I AINT GON LIE DIS SHI* KINDA FUNNY LMAO
black on black racism ya'll
*** they even have complexion problems in africa, and i thought that it was just over hear in the u.s. how sad.
@marquis8808- There is nothing funny about this story and your comment alone shows how ignorant you truly are. "Im dark but not dark dark"? WHAT does this have to do with the story? HOW is a person's blackness relevant to the prejudice and sickness that caused him to be locked up in the first place? SMH some of us (like marquis8808)are so sick and brainwashed we don't even realize the utter perverse sickness of this story.
DID IT EVER OCCUR TO YOU PEOPLE THAT THE COPS MORE THAN LIKELY ARE WHITE? YOU GUYS DO KNOW THAT SOUTH AFRICA IS CONTROLLED AND GOVERNED BY WHITE EUROPEAN DECENDENTS?
SMH DANG BLACK FOLKS< PLEASE READ THE NEWSPAPER OR A BOOK SOMETIMES! IT'S GOOD TO EXERCISE YOUR MIND YOU KNOW
ALWAYS PICKIN ON US DARK SKIN BABYS.
Thats a *** shame, its seems like people in Africa are more racist then Americans. Yet they always have something negative to say about us Americans!
It's so sad when your own pple is racist towards you. If he was in America the whole dept & gov would've been sued for millions.
Yes the cops were more than likely white, so its not black on black racism...its just racism. I have an African friend from Kenya who told me how they can distinguish which country in Africa someone is from by their skin tone...thats crazy. Its like assuming a dark skinned African American is from the deep South cause its hot as hell down there - makes no sense
Dam,It Aint Hard To Believe.
"THAT"S *** UP"!!!!!!!!!
THIS IS THE FOOLISHNESS WE AS BLACK FOLKS CONTINUE TO PERPETUATE...
People, People. I am more shocked that alot of ya'll are so surprised. In case you haven't noticed. Anywhere in the world where there is white influence color/race will be an issue. Places that white majority don't rule the problem is usually religious or tribal issues. Considering this is south africa, I am not stunned by the color issue. You also have to understand that the afrikkans rule(a small white sector of south africa which run the south african gov). If they run the gov then whom do you think the police(black/white police) answer to?
im black ya'll, im black ya'll, im bbbb bbbbblack ya'll, im blacka den balck cuz im black ya'
But *** like this is the reason i act like i act and talk how talk...
BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL AND SO IS BROWN
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i bet it was a white policeman
with their prejudice azz
***, when will it end!
Crazy, This is Africa where man originated from. Even in the Motherland,light verses dark.
*** that nygga must have been dark as ***.Old *** black *** nygga lol!
Caramelsugarpie is right on the money!! Alot of you people need to really wakeup and open your eyes. Shhh is crazy out here, ya'll acting like racisim is just a word.
BLACK PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD GET HATED ON , BUT WE WANT TO ASSIMILATE .
If you say "Good hair" than you're no diffrent.
White supremacy has &ucked our people up.
But.... what are we going to do about it.
Being that most of you are suffering from Willie Lynch syndrome.
YOUR A FOOL, THATS WHY BUSH LEFT YOU DROWNING IN KATRINA TO DIE CAUSE YOU AINT WORTH A BAG OF SH^T
WHO TOLD YOU THE COPS WERE BLACK ***?
YOU ARE "DARK DARK" FACE IT. IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT GO KILL YOURSELF! ONE LEST *** IN THE WORLD. YOUR "DARK DARK" HEAD LOOK LIKE YOU LAYING IT ON SOME MANS CHEST IN YOUR AVATAR....I SEE U HAVE OTHER ISSUES!!!
SOME OF YALL ON HERE ARE SOME OF THE MOST
IGNORANT *** ON THE PLANET!!!
SOUTH AFRICA, YOU *** IDIOTS IS RUN BY WHITES YOU *** IDIOTS! OF COURSE THE COPS WERE WHITE YOU *** IDIOTS!
I REFUSE TO JUDGE ANYONES CHARACHTER BY THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN "OR THERE RACE" !!!
THIS IS JUST AS STUPID AS U *** BRAODS IN HERE ALWAYS TRIPPIN BOUT A BROTHA DATING A LIGHT-SKIN SISTA, OR A NON-BLACK WOMAN !
U *** ARE HATER BYTCHES !
PLEASE PEOPLE RECOGNIZE THAT THIS WHOLE RACE *** IS STUPID, NOT JUST THIS.
NEVER USE RACE TO DETERMINE ANYTHING.
I SEPARATE PEOPLE BY GOOD AND BAD, NOT BLACK AND WHITE.
EXAMPLE: IT'S SOME COOL WHITE FOLKS OUT HERE AND SOME F@%$KED UP NYGGAS OUT HERE AND VICE VERSA.
YOU MIGHT BE RIGHT ABOUT THE COPS BEING WHITE, BUT THEY COULD HAVE BEEN BLACK TOO ! YO @SS DON'T KNOW EITHER !
I LIVE IN LA, AND THE BLACK COPS TREAT YOU WORSE THAN THE WHITE ONES SOMETIMES !
Wow, prettyaseyes2008 looks so ugly and stupid and ghetto! So you are proud to be pregnant in high school? Please don't bring anymore children into this world, please!
@ cNinja, prophecy, and Revolution- Thank you! Thank yoU yall 100% right. Dang black folks wake up, read some books, learn your history, and "know" yourselves.Dont let others dictate how you should act, think, talk, and look..
Man...u are angry!!!
I agree with you, but like Katdaddy2 said...it did not say whether the cops where black or white.
Whether the cops were black or white they were still died wrong.
@Katdaddy2 and stupidpeople- Yes you're both right but this is not the issue. The real issue is deeper than that. If the cops were black I question what has happened in their lives to make them hate their own brothers.Hmmm.. yeah it's self-hatred which stems from racism which initiated during the Grecian- Roman period. Before this time, blacks, whites, browns were all ethnically and racially the same. There were no superior or inferior races, everyone was the same. Oh how I wish I could have lived in that era. Anyway for the sake of this pathetic story, I HOPE the COPS were WHITE because I cannot fanthom a black cop locking up his brother for being too dark.
Ridiculous. I'm glad he was awarded damages.
That's what he get...
check your spelling before you press add comment...stupid!
A *** CANT EVEN BE BLACK IN AFRICA???? AINT DAT SUM ***!
Not only are you fine as hell; you're profound too. Keep reppin for black men everywhere :)
Blacks even being victimized in our Motherland. This is why blacks worldwide need to stand up and take back whats ours by any means necessary!
This is very sad. Dark skinned is beautiful and gorgeous. My my my I just don't know what else to say. I feel really bad for the guy. :....(
It was a very stupid reason for arresting him. I just don't understand this.
I am the girliest girl you ever met born in 87
the USA is hilarious, i really gotta laff at ya
.....oh wait, this happened in AFRICA?!?!?!
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THIS IS A *** SHAME!!!!
Dam, Revolvtion, I forgot what the story was about, but you are devine and I agree with whatever you said.....
jesus was dark to! just remember that!
isn't south africa ruled by white folks?? white folks are the most racist, but yet blame everyone else for there actions, and white people invented racism, this is such a sad story, and i jus wish that *** like this would change...can't we all jus get along???
This may be hard for many of you to understand but their could be a basis for this argument if you consider this fact; the various tribes within Africa do actually have varying physical characteristics such as skin colors, hair textures etc. From light colors to very, very smooth and dark skin colors.
So perhaps, as wild and racist as this incident may seem and probably was; there are differences in the physical appearance of a South African verses a West African.
@mrxltough...thats the first place colorism stared... when we were seperated in slavery is was all about skin color and facial structure....
The Hutus and Tutsis are still killing and it all started by the British seperating us by color and facial structure.....It continues..This is was is normal there....its states "South Africa"---that tells it all.
Whether the cops were black or white, it was unlawful what they did.
I just hope that boy ain't got molested within those hours in spent in that cell, sheesh...sorry, just saying...
S Africa is not ruled by Whites,we have a black President 'infact a very dark skinned man'.The Guy was just unlucky he came across what we call "Bad Cops", not necessarily white cops.
i get pulled over for riding big rims all the time so who cares bout his black azz
Erm...me. I care more about his black azz than your pathetic rims.
"my azz" does know!
First of all, I don't wait for white people to report news about black/African issues than simply react to them. IM PRO-ACTIVE NOT RE-ACTIVE!
I READ AND SUBSCRIBE TO ALOT OF AFRICAN NEWSPAPERS AND MORE RECENTLY ONLINE MEDIA THAT ARE OWN AND OPERATED BY INDINGENOUS AFRICAN MEDIA GROUPS.
tHESE THINGS THAT ARE REPORTED ABOVE ARE COMMON OCCURENCES IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN REGION! YES SOME OF THE POLICE BRUTALITY IS COMMITTED BY INDIGENOUS AFRICANS, BUT THE ORDERS ARE GIVEN BY WHITE POLICE COMMISIONERS AND CAPTAINS AND SANCTIONED BY THE LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES WHICH ARE CONTROLLED BY WHITES.
DOES ANY BODY NEED MORE INFORMATION???????
YOU ARE UNINFORMED ABOUT YOUR HISTORY! AND YOU SOUND LIKE A WALKING CONTRADICTION.
FIRST YOU SAID,(PARA-PHRASE) "THANK GOD I WAS BORN AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN". THEN YOU ASK, "WHY NEED THEY NAME US AFRICAN AMERICAN". YOU ARE TRUELY CONFUSED. NOBODY NAMED YOU AFRICAN-AMERICAN.....YOUR DNA MAKES YOU AN AFRICAN....AND YOUR IRS W2 MAKES YOU AN AMERICAN!!
THIS IS WHAT MAKES ME ANGRY! AND YOU SHOULD BE TOO!
c ninja.... hwat good ... yo, i like waht i see you have a email address.... holla back ,,,, nice arms ... love that back too
can u handle 12inches ????????????????????
this is 4 black ninja...
CAN YOU HANDLE A .357 MAGNUM SLUG IN YOU?
I'M NOT INTO *** BASHING, BUT WHEN YOU COME OUT YOUR FACE LIKE THAT, TRUST ME I WILL BREAK YOUR *** NECK....
Lol @ cNinja and his fan.
@cNinja.....that 12inches is disrespectful..
12 inches...a mess...just coming on to people.
Crazy man, you crazy!
But that whole arrested 'cuz you are blessed to be dark-skinned, now that is a HOTTER mess!
CNINJA...you are by far the most informed ignorant BYTCH AZZ ***!GGA here!!!! How dare you say some fu(ked up azz *** like that about Katrina. People DIED in that *** for real you ***! Louisianaboi is dead *** wrong too, but you don't disrespect all the people who lost their lives because another ignorant *** says something stupid. You are the type of people whose soul could be on fire, and folks wouldn't *** down your throat to put it out...you are no better than the *** in Africa. GET "YOUR" *** TOGETHER...
HEY AZZHOLE IDIOT. I WASN'T TALKIN ABOUT THE WHOLE LOUISIANA YOU IDIOT, I WAS TALKING ABOUT THAT ONE IDIOT! AND MATTER FACT WHY DON'T YOU *** THE *** UP!! MIND YOUR *** BUSINESS!!!
I APOLOGIZE IF I OFFENDED ANYONE FROM LOUISIANA IN MY EARLIER COMMENT.
@cNinja and his "think alike buddies"
I have never seen so many r@cist pigs in one place. You are what is stinking up the world... I'm gonna start calling you "Trashman"
YOUR NAME SHOULD BE: SOMESTUPIDWHITESUPRE MACISTINDAYTON
DEFINE RACISM!! YOUR BASELESS, SENSELESS,MEANINGLESS AND BIGOTED COMMENT BETRAYS YOUR TRUE MOTIVES FOR BEING ON THIS SITE. YOU SOUND LIKE A MID-WESTERN WHITE THAT GETS MAD WHEN YOU OR YOURS IS INDICTED ON CRIMES AGAISNT HUMANITY...
YOU CALL ME "TRASHMAN" BECAUSE I PLACE YOUR MOTHER TO THE CURB WITH THE REST OF "WHITE TRASH" WHILE YOU WATCH....
WHY DONT YOU GO BACK TO LOOKING OUT THE TRAILER WINDOW OF YOUR MOBILE HOME PLAYING LOOK OUT FOR YOUR KLANSMEN FATHER WHILE HE SODMIZES YOUR SIBLINGS AND YOUR MOTHER IS IN THE KITCHEN STEWING UP ROAD-KILL, AND YOUR PLOTTING YOUR NEXT SERIAL KILLER-ACT ON SOCIETY.....
YOU ARE THE RAVENOUS WOLF WHO DECEIVES THE COURT INTO BLAMING THE SLAUGHTERED LAMBS FOR YOUR BUTCHERY.....
YOUR MUTATED FAMILY BARBARIC SAVAGE CAVE DWELLERS IS WHAT IS STINKING UP THE WORLD!!!
GET THE EFF OFF THIS SITE!!!!
DEVILS ARE ALWAYS TRYING TO INFILTRATE!!!
LONELY DEVILS WITH A STOLEN LAPTOP....PROBABLY STEALING WIRELESS SIGNALS TOO!!!!
Aparthied might be over but racism isn't. How dark are you allowed to be in South Africa?
That article was false.He wasn't arrested for being too dark skinned. www.queensu.ca/samp/migrationnews/1999/mar.htm