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02/07/2018 08:16 SAST | Updated 02/07/2018 11:34 SAST

Racist Facebook Rant Advocating 'White Genocide' Heads To Equality Court

The man called for the disenfranchisement, dispossession, rounding up and murder of white people: 'We must act as Hitler did to the Jews'.

Photographs of Polish and German children murdered by the Nazis in the Auschwitz concentration camp museum, Poland.
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Photographs of Polish and German children murdered by the Nazis in the Auschwitz concentration camp museum, Poland.

The man who allegedly called for whites to be subjected to what "Hitler did to the Jews" will appear in the Equality Court sitting in the Johannesburg high court on Monday.

Velaphi Khumalo posted a comment on Facebook in January 2016 following another racial incident involving former estate agent Penny Sparrow, who referred to black people as monkeys.

He wrote: "I want to cleans this country of all white people. we must act as Hitler did to the Jews. I don't believe any more that the is a large number of not so racist whit people. I'm starting to be sceptical even of those within our Movement the ANC. I will from today unfriend all white people I have as friends from today u must be put under the same blanket as any other racist white because secretly u all are a bunch of racist f**k heads. as we have already seen [sic]."

A case of crimen injuria was opened against Khumalo and 19 complaints were lodged at the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).

The SAHRC confirmed in July 2016 that it was preparing to take Khumalo to court for alleged hate speech.

News24 previously reported that should Khumalo be found guilty, he could possibly face a fate similar to that of Vicky Momberg.

Momberg was sentenced to three years in prison, with one year suspended, in the Randburg Magistrate's Court earlier this year.

Read: Twitter Lauds Vicki Momberg's Three-Year Sentence For Racist Tirade

She was convicted of four counts of crimen injuria for lashing out at a black police officer, who attempted to assist her after an alleged smash-and-grab incident in Northriding, Johannesburg.

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