The case of crimen injuria against Velaphi Khumalo, is set to commence at the Equality Court in Johannesburg today, 3 April 2018.
In a Facebook status update posted to his profile in 2016, Khumalo called for the cleansing of white people.
“I want to cleanse this country of all white people. We must act as Hitler did the Jews,” the status read.
“Khumalo went further on to say “I will from today unfriend all white people I have as friends from today u must be put under the same blanket as any other racist white because secretly u all are a bunch of racist fuck heads.”
The South African Human Rights Commission says that 19 complaints were lodged against Khumalo following his statements.
Recently, an historic sentence was handed down to Vicki Momberg in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on 28 March 2018. Momberg was sentenced to three years in prison with one year suspended.
She was found guilty of four counts of crimen injuria after a video that showed her hurling racial insults at a police officer was released. This was after the officer tried to help her following a smash and grab incident.
Michael Morris from the South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR) said that the sentencing of Momberg would send a signal to other people who wish to hurl racial slurs to think twice before they do it.
The CEO of Afriforum, Ernst Roets on the other hand said that the sentence was an indication of double standards in South Africa.