WATCH: Black people can't be racist, says Mngxitama

Andile Mngxitama, the national convener of the Black First Land First movement, believes black people cannot be racist. Video: eNCA

JOHANNESBURG – The Justice Department is in the process of finalising the Hate Crimes Bill, which could see offenders criminally charged.

Debate on punishment for racists has gained momentum, after a week of outrage over inflammatory comments made on social media.

It was sparked by estate agent Penny Sparrow, who referred to black beachgoers in Durban as "monkeys" on her Facebook page.

Economist Chris Hart has been suspended from Standard Bank following an allegedly racist tweet.

Government employee, Velaphi Khumalo, has also been suspended after calling on black people to do to white people what "Hitler did to the Jews", saying all whites are racist and that he'd like to "rid South Africa of white people".

The bill will be taken to Cabinet, then to the public for comment, before it goes to Parliament.


But the Black First Land First social movement believes black people cannot be racist.

While the group is pushing for tough new laws for racism, it says black people should be exempt. 

Andile Mngxitama, the national convener, tells eNCA his organisation believes black people cannot be racist.

* Watch the interview with Iman Rappetti in the gallery above.


Discussion Policy would like to send you push notifications.
Notifications can be turned off any time in your browser settings.
You have been registered for browser notifications