DA queries SAPS over Velaphi Khumalo investigation

By Paul Willemburg MPL, DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture:

The DA today wrote to Gauteng SAPS commissioner Lesetja Mothiba to query whether police are investigating Velaphi Khumalo for inciting violence against white South Africans.

Last week the Department of Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture (SRAC), suspended Khumalo over social media posts calling on black South Africans to do to white people what “Hitler did to the Jews” and cleanse the country of white people.

Inciting public violence and murder are Schedule One offences as laid down in the Criminal Procedure Act, and police are bound by law to investigate, arrest and charge Mr Khumalo as such.

The DA will not stand by and let a small minority of individual South Africans incite hate speech and violence against their fellow countrymen who are committed to building a peaceful and prosperous nation.