Man who went on a racist rant on Facebook appears in court 2 years later

Man who went on a racist rant on Facebook appears in court 2 years later

- 2 years ago Velaphi Khumalo went on a racist rant on Facebook, saying he wants to "cleanse this country of all white people"

- Khumalo faces the Equity Court on Monday and will be held accountable for his comments

- It is expected that Khumalo will be given jail time

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Velaphi Khumalo went on a rant on social media in 2016, calling for the genocide of white people in South Africa.

Khumalo posted a comment on Facebook that he wants white people to be treated in the same way the Jews were during the Holocaust.

Now, 2 years later, Khumalo faces the Equality Court on Monday.

Man who went on a racist rant on Facebook appears in court 2 years later

Screengrab of Khumalo's comment on Facebook (Image Source: Briefly News)

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He will have to answer to a charge of crimen injuria - a crime under South African common law, defined as the act of "unlawfully, intentionally and seriously impairing the dignity of another."

A total of 19 complaints have been laid against Khumalo at the South African Human Rights Commission.

Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Khumalo posted to Facebook stating that he wants South Africa to have no white people. He went on to state that "the country must be cleansed just as Hitler did to the Jews as he believes that all white people are racist,".

Racist outbursts are being taken on more and more in recent times. Vicky Momberg was held accountable for her comments and sent to prison for 2 years, as reported on by Briefly.co.za.

The 49-year-old real estate agent was handed a three-year sentence by the Randburg Magistrate’s Court in Johannesburg on Wednesday. One year was suspended on condition that she is not found guilty of a similar crime within the next three years.

It is expected that Khumalo could face a sentence similar to that of Momberg.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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