The South African National Defense Force (SANDF) isn’t a big part of the news in recent days, so when they do, it’s normally not a good sign. Major Mohlala made some comment on social media this past weekend which caused a bit of commotion.
Mohlala made comment on a photo of a badly beaten 80-year-old man referring to white South Africans.
In a report by The South African, it was outlined that the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Shadow Minister of Defense, Kobus Marais, gave comment on Mohlala. He said that Mohlala called on the man in the photo’s attackers to go one step further.
“Should actually have poked out his eyes and tongue so that the last people he would ever see were the killers and he could go to his grave with the nightmare.”
“Apartheid is in him. All of these old white people think we are stupid when they say they were opposed to apartheid. We will not forget what they have done. Now it is the white people’s turn.”
Marais stated that the DA will be writing to the Minister of Defense in request to investigate the allegation of “hate speech and race-based incitement of violence.”
Given his position, the DA labeled this as “simply unacceptable”.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Marais said that Mohlala has “only received a warning of future disciplinary action”.
“This is simply not enough given the seriousness of his breach of non-racialism and respect for human dignity. Minister Mapisa-Nqakula must initiate the appropriate disciplinary processes against Major Mohlala, urgently.”
“Major Mohlala has the privilege of serving in our armed forces. His mandate is to protect our nation, not to add to the high levels of crime or promoting violence and racial hatred.”
The incident will apparently be reported to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) for further investigation by the DA.
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