Tweets containing Hartley’s details also began doing the rounds on the social network.
Backlash has extended to the ANC Western Cape as well, who has laid a charge against Hartley with the SA Human Rights Commission.
Vanessa Hartley isn’t the first South African to get into trouble over a Facebook or Twitter post this year. Penny Sparrow and Matthew Theunissen have also come under the spotlight for comments made on social media.
Hartley hasn’t yet published a response to her original post.
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