Social cohesion activist Yusuf Abramjee laid charges on Sunday morning against Obatala Mcambi, the man believed to be behind a Facebook profile enjoining people to rob and kill Indians and whites, as well as rape and infect their children with Aids.
Abramjee was accompanied by Interpol ambassador and former Gauteng community police forum chairperson Andy Mashaile, as well as a legal representative, Adila Alli.
They paid a visit to the police station at 11am on Sunday morning to bring charges against Obatala Mcambi.
Mcambi posted on his Facebook page: “I use my guns to rob and kill Indians & Whites.
“Please fellas, join me, we have to rape their kids with AIDS virus too!” [sic]. He later posted “Kill the pigs.” A campaign has since been launched to find Mcambi, or at least determine the truth behind the origins of the frighteningly violent and racist post.
He has since deleted the various posts, but scores of people have reported him to Facebook. Abramjee gave police copies of the man’s Facebook profile and screenshots of the posts.
Mcambi poses with firearms and in one photo the serial number appears filed off.
He also boasts large sums of cash on some of his photos.
A campaign has been launched to find Mcambi or at least determine the truth behind the origins of the frighteningly violent and racist post.
“I appeal to the South African Police Service to immediately investigate this matter and bring the person/persons responsible for the hate speech, incitement to violence and intimidation to justice,” Abramjee told the media outside the police station.
“I further request that a charge of hate speech, incitement and intimidation be opened and thoroughly investigated. We are sick and tired of this nonsense. The law must come down hard on people like Mcambi. He must be tracked down.
“Police must investigate the matter as one of urgency and we also need to establish whether Mcambi is his real name,” Abramjee added.
He said the posts have caused widespread anger.
“People are also opening charges in other areas.”
Mashaile said: “There is no place for racism and hatred. We want this person hunted down, arrested, charged and punished. I came here to provide an affidavit to police to support the charges opened by Yusuf, a fellow #TurnBackCrime ambassador.”
Alli said Mcambi must be brought to justice. She said she was not just speaking for all women and children, but for men too.
“This person must be arrested. These posts are unacceptable.”
Meanwhile, Mcambi has updated his profile picture with a photo of him with a revolver in his hand. He claims to be self-employed and living in Durban.
You can read more about the post itself by clicking on the link below: