OPINION: That Racist Guesthouse Owner Just Got Even More Batshit Crazy

How is this guesthouse even in business?

Andre Slade, the owner of the Sodwana Bay guesthouse in northern KwaZulu-Natal, has enraged South Africans even further by sticking with his mantra that whites are ‘superior’. Last week, his e-mail to a prospective client – in which he said blacks and government employees were not allowed to stay at his guesthouse – was published on social media, sparking immediate outrage and, in my case, extreme confusion. Like, is this guy for real?

The strange thing is, he still doesn’t seem to get how terribly, painfully stupid he is, even when he has an entire country reminding him. Economic development MEC Sihle Zikalala, who went to the guesthouse yesterday after laying charges of hate speech, tax evasion and operating a business illegally, revealed that, on top of being totally delusional, Slade was granted his lease under false pretences, Times Live reported.

A crowd made up of ANC Youth League supporters, community members and other business owners protested metres from his gates, but Slade repeated his view that whites were superior. He said he was not a racist, because ‘God’s word’ said whites were superior and were created with a ‘crown’ on their heads. LOLWUT?

He then pointed to a spot just above his wife’s forehead, saying ‘That is a crown. The hair does a twirl. You guys don’t have that. This is a crown that God gave us.’ Okay, no, but seriously, this man is legitimately insane, right? It just gets crazier and crazier, and when it reaches peak crazy, it gets crazier still.

Zikalala, accusing Slade of using religion as an excuse for racial intolerance, said, ‘He must be arrested. We have started the process to have him evicted.’ Can we maybe evict him from the country, while we’re at it? Because this is the sort of thing that could literally make my head explode, and I don’t want to deal with it any more.

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