Formal disciplinary hearing initiated against Velaphi Khumalo after racist post

A Gauteng department has distanced itself from comments made by its employee, Velaphi Khumalo.

Velaphi Khumalo put up a racial post on his Facebook. The department has since distanced itself from it. Picture: Freeimages.

JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation Department says formal disciplinary processes have been initiated against employee Velaphi Khumalo for a racial post he made on Facebook.

The department has called the post "barbaric and racist" and has distanced itself from the employee's views.

Khumalo took to Facebook to call on black South Africans to do to white people what "Hitler did to the Jews".

He also expressed his hatred towards white people, saying they are all racist.

Reports say he has since apologised for the post, calling it "emotional comments that do not represent the views of the African National Congress".

Departmental spokesperson Nomazwe Ntlokwana says they should have an answer from the proceedings by midday tomorrow.

"We are now at the level where, formerly, the disciplinary process has been initiated against Mr Khumalo. We are hoping that by midday tomorrow, we will be able to make a formal announcement."