- Godrich Gardee has invited a world of trouble in with comments calling for Loftus Versfeld to be blown up
- The EFF secretary-general had been reacting to a comment made by Pastor Angus Buchan, who is holding an event at the stadium
- AfriForum's Ernst Roets has called for Gardee to face charges of hate speech and incitement to violence
The pastor had claimed only Afrikaans and Jewish people have a 'covenant' with God, riling Gardee and EFF deputy Floyd Shivambu.
Buchan had announced an event to be held next year at Loftus, explaining the 'emphasis will be on the Afrikaner nation':
“We are calling out to God, remembering only two nations have ever been in covenant with the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. They are the Jewish people and the Afrikaans people, that is a fact."
EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu had been unimpressed with the assertion, commenting:
“A racist Boer Pastor Angus Buchan says it’s only the Boers [and] Jews who have a covenant with God, [and] he’s convening a predominantly Boers meeting in Loftus Rugby Stadium in February 2020. You can wish whatever you want Afrika [sic], but these people don’t want us.”
Briefly.co.za gathered Gardee took his disapproval a step further, calling for some drastic measures to be taken:
"That stadium needs some limpet mines boobytrapped around it prior to that date and let's see what happens to the only people who have a covenant with God. I know this boer religious fanatic is misrepresenting the Jewish nation. He must be banned from our TV screens."
The Citizen reports that AfriForum deputy CEO Ernst Roets called for the secretary-general to face charges:
“This is not only hate speech, but it’s also an incitement to violence. Godrich should be prosecuted."
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