National 30.8.2016 03:05 pm

Tuks SRC member who ‘hates whites’ faces hate speech charges

A screenshot of the image. Picture: Pretoria East Rekord.

A screenshot of the image. Picture: Pretoria East Rekord.

‘F*ck white people, just get me a bazooka or AK47 so I can do the right thing and kill these demon possed humans (SIC).’

Charges of hate speech will be laid against a Pretoria student proclaimed hate for white people on social media.

The post by University of Pretoria SRC member Luvuyo Menziwa spells out why he hates whites, Pretoria East Rekord reported.

In the post he says: “I hate white people: white privilege, white dominance, white arrogance, white monopoly capital and white superiority.

“F*ck white people, just get me a bazooka or AK47 so I can do the right thing and kill these demon possed humans (SIC).”

The message ends with: “NB: There is a distinction between the whites and white people as per my knowledge and understanding.”

Menziwa’s portfolio on the SRC is student finances.

The UP AfriForum Youth group spokesperson Henrico Barnard said his utterances were a clear hate speech transgression.

He said intimidation, criminal injuria and incitement of violence charges would be laid at Brooklyn Police Station on Tuesday against the student.

“The AfriForum Youth group will be marching to the director of student relations at the Roos Marain Building from 12pm on campus to demand the suspension of Menziwa.”

He said the youth group also wanted Menziwa expelled for his actions.

UP spokesperson Anna-Retha Bouwer said the matter had been brought to the attention of the university and investigations were under way.

“We can confirm that Menziwa is an SRC member, but we as UP strongly condemn hate speech.”

She said Menziwa was contacted, and UP and SRC policies would be reviewed as part of the deliberation process on a way forward after the investigation process.

Attempts to contact Menziwa were unsuccessful by time of publishing.

A screenshot of the image. Picture: Pretoria East Rekord.

A screenshot of the image. Picture: Pretoria East Rekord.

Caxton News Service

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