A collective "what a shame" reverberated on Twitter and Facebook.
But why should the Black community be embarrassed by someone who was never acting in its best interest anyway?
The publisher/senior editor Arnold Auguste of Share newspaper is on-point with his expectation of Afrikan people in responsible positions:
"It is time we stop supporting people just because they share our skin colour. We need more than that. We need to know that they share our values; our concerns; our fears, our sense of place in this society and, when placed in a position to make a difference, are willing to step up."