Katie Hopkins has been released from South Africa after claiming to have been detained upon arriving for her flight back to Britain.
After the reality TV star took to Twitter yesterday to tell her followers she’d had her passport ‘marked’ and was being detained by SA officials for ‘spreading racial hatred’, the former Apprentice contestant now says she’s been allowed to return.
Since tweeting a video saying how she was being held at Johannesburg airport on the orders of the African National Congress, she shared a photo of a document email she printed out: ‘Thank you for all the kind emails & concern. I am out of South Africa – together with my documentary footage the #ANC don’t want you to see’.
Hopkins, 42, was in South Africa for a 10-day visit on behalf of right-wing outlet The Rebel. During her visit, her intention was to ‘expose’ the white genocide farmers in the country are allegedly experiencing.
However, the former I’m A Celeb participant has been widely criticised for how she’s stirring up racial hatred in an infamously once divided country during its apartheid existence from 1948 to 1991.
People living in South Africa have rubbished her claims that white farmers are being ‘cleansed’ by black South Africans, and wasted no time telling her this on her social media thread.
Hopkins made headlines earlier in the week, after (again) tweeting a photo of her collapsed on the floor after being administered ketamine and now plans to release a documentary from the footage she’s obtained during her trip.
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