Vicki Momberg is a South African former real estate agent who took ‘racism to the next level’ after she became the first person in South Africa to be convicted of the despicable act.
She was convicted because she used what has been largely viewed as “one of the worst terms of hate speech” on a police officer in South Africa.
Who Is Vicki Momberg?
Vicki Momberg is a white South African woman who is infamously known as the first person to be convicted and given a prison sentence on account of racism. She has worked with OCC Property Development and according to her Linkedin page, she owns Homes and Properties in Durban. Her personal details such as age, place and date of birth are still unknown. However, it is believed that she is in her late forties
Vicki came into the limelight in 2016 after she used the k-word; kaffir, deemed as a very offensive racist word in South Africa on a black South African police officer.
After a long legal battle, in March 2018, the Randburg Magistrate Court finally sentenced Vicki to three years imprisonment. However, a year was suspended on the premise that within the next three years, similar cases of racism would not be traced to her. In August 2018, she was granted a R2000 bail until an appeal against her conviction and sentence were decided.
Not much is known about Vicki Momberg’s family except that her mother is called Davila Momberg.
Presently, there’s no information about Vicki Momberg’s husband though it is believed that she is married.
Where Is She Now?
Vicki Momberg has been ‘up and about’ the law courts in South Africa. After she was released from prison in December 2019 due to the special remission of sentences announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa, Momberg announced that she would be suing the police and justice ministries, the national director of public prosecutions and senior police officials in a lawsuit worth R8.5 million.
Momberg’s lawyer, Anesh Sukdeo, told TimesLIVE that his client was suing the departments and the NDPP, R2.5m of which was for “unlawful arrest and detention” and R1m for “defamation, pain and suffering and anguish”. An additional R2.5m was for “malicious legal proceedings” and another R2.5m for “wrongful and malicious legal proceedings”.