‘We’ll kill their children & women’ Fury over S. African politician’s call to kill whites
Raj Abrar of DOT
South Africans are outraged after a recent speech by a local revolutionary socialist politician who called upon his followers to kill white people, including women, children, and even pets owned by whites. Andile Mngxitama, the leader and founder of pan-Africanist political party Black First Land First (BLF), has been repeatedly heard using harsh language to criticize white people. However, his comments have apparently went overboard this time. Speaking at a rally in the city of Potchefstroom over the weekend he promised that “for every one black person we will kill five white people.” The politician was apparently referring to the infamous decades-long taxi wars in the country between taxi associations and individual minibus taxi drivers.
“We’ll kill their children, we’ll kill their women, we’ll kill their dogs, we’ll kill their cats… we’ll kill anything we find in our way,” Mngxitama went on with his furious tirade, rallying the crowds.
His furious speech was criticized by the general public and social media, who called his remarks an incitement to white genocide. Mngxitama was also bombarded with accusations of hate speech. The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is set to take the case to the Equality Court. These statements “damage social cohesion” and “undermine national unity in this country,” the watchdog said on Thursday
The Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Congress of the People (Cope) are also accusing Mngxitama of hate speech and incitement to violence.
Meanwhile, his Twitter account has been suspended, a decision which was praised by a number of users who claimed they “will not tolerate racists in South Africa.”
-Source: Russia Today