Watch: Trevor Noah Talks About Vicki Momberg’s Cop Incident On ‘The Daily Show’

Trevor Noah
Trevor Noah


Two police officers were trying to help Vicki after she was the victim of a smash-and-grab incident. But instead of welcoming the officers’ help, she decided to go a rant about black people.

Vicki was found guilty on four counts of crimen injuria in November last year.

While some people have welcomed the sentence, others say it was harsh and believe Vicki was just exercising her right to free speech.

Trevor explained to his audience that using the K-word is similar to the N-word in America
But he says the difference is that while black Americans use the N-word freely among themselves, black people in South Africa find the K-word offensive, no matter who uses it.

“You gotta understand in South Africa, after apartheid ended, like, white people were never punished, right. It’s not like the government was like, ‘We’re going to send white people to jail and we’re gonna take white people’s houses and we’re taking white people’s money and things white people stole.’ Government was like, ‘No, let’s move forward okay. Clean slate. Let’s move forward. Let’s get this country to where it needs to be. The only thing we’re going to take away is this racist word. That’s all. And then some white people were like, ‘Okay, but I just want one thing, can I have the racist word back?” Trevor said.

The 34-year-old said he found it funny that some people described the sentence as oppression.

“Just don’t be racist,” he said.


Vicki is expected to return to court today (Wednesday) to apply for leave to appeal her sentence.



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