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Velaphi Khumalo to learn his fate after racist Facebook rant
Khumalo took to Facebook, calling on black South Africans to ‘do to white people what Hitler did to the Jews’.
JOHANNESBURG – A Gauteng Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation Department employee will hear his fate today following a racial post he made on Facebook. More than 25 years after Apartheid ended, the victims are increasing along with a sense of entitlement and hatred towards minorities….
Velaphi Khumalo took to Facebook to call on black South Africans to do to white people what ‘Hitler did to the Jews’ and also expressed his hatred towards white people by saying they are all racist.
The department has called Khumalo’s post ‘barbaric and racist’ and has distanced itself from his views.
Departmental spokesperson Nomazwe Ntlokwana said, “We will be able to make a formal announcement as to the resolution in terms of the legislative form work that we are following.”
Reports say Khumalo has since apologised for the post, calling it emotional comments that do not represent the views of the African National Congress.
Meanwhile, the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation says Khumalo should not continue to serve as a public servant after his post.
The foundation's Meeshan Balton says Khumalo’s comments go beyond racism, calling his post a case of hate speech.
“As a public servant with those kinds of views, he should be serving in provincial government. As a government employee he’s required to dispense a service to people of all races.”
Velaphi's comments is the latest installment in a series of racist comments on social media.
Last week, estate agent Penny Sparrow referred to black people as monkeys while economist Chris Hart has been suspended for posting a racist comment on Twitter.
More than 25 years after Apartheid ended, the victims are increasing along with a sense of entitlement and hatred towards minorities….— Chris Hart (@chrishartZA) January 3, 2016
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