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Are there double standards in response to #VelaphiKhumalo 'racist' comments?

An employee of the Gauteng Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation Department has deleted his Facebook account and is now facing disciplinary action after posting a racist comment.

Velaphi Khumalo took to Facebook calling on black people to ‘do to white people what Hitler did to the Jews’.

While some listeners have argued that Khumalo was responding to provocation by the likes of Penny Sparrow and Justin Van Vuuren in recent days, others have expressed that his comments are indefensible.

Listen to the full conversation below:

We cannot equate white racism and balck racism, because the two are not the same. One is a perpetrator and the other is responding to the perpetration for a number of years.

Rotendo, caller

In this whole situation, our entire population has forgotten that a minuscule number of the population express these racist views. Why are we focusing our attention on such minute views which will always be there?

Larry, caller

I'm not sure where this definition of racism comes from that exonerates black people from being racist. As far as I am concerned, racism is defined as the discrimination of any persons based on their skin colour.

Tshiamo, caller
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