'Racist' reverend faces action

A formal complaint will be lodged with the Human Rights Commission after a pastor allegedly used hate speech on Twitter, the FW de Klerk Foundation said on Monday.

Reverend Kemo Immanuel Waters called for white South Africans to be killed in order to end racism.

In the early hours of Saturday morning, Waters tweeted: "The only way to end racism is to kill a material number of whites. @helenzille your indifferent and patronizing stance is a double dare..."

His comments sparked outrage from other users, including Western Cape Premier Helen Zille. The DA leader replied that she would be laying charges against him for hate speech.

Waters later defended his rant and claimed that he had since received death threats.

The foundation's Dave Steward said that the gratuitous statement was out of line. He said it was unacceptable to encourage such behaviour.

Eyewitness News

Report ID: 1782
Crime Category: Racism
Province: Nationwide
City/Town: Nationwide
Suburb: N/A
Address: Twitter
Crime Date/Time: 9 Jan 2012, 00:01 AM
Reported By: Username977
Reported Date: 10 Jan 2012, 08:01 AM
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