Controversial pastor apologises for 'racist' remarks

Pastor Andre Olivier said white people were entitled to their wealth, because they worked hard. Photo: Facebook / Rivers Church Sandton

JOHANNESBURG - Controversial Johannesburg pastor Andre Olivier has apologised for his remarks over the weekend widely viewed as racist.

During a sermon at the Rivers Church in Sandton, Olivier said white people were entitled to their wealth, because they worked hard.

LISTEN: Rivers Church pastor explains 'racist' sermon

He also said God would send white people to help black people who are feeling abandoned.

His remarks caused outrage on social media.

In a series of tweets, Oliver is asking for forgiveness for hurting people's feelings.

He admits his words were poorly chosen.

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