An Economic Freedom Fighters Student Command official at the University of Pretoria has been kicked off the SRC for publicly saying he hated white people and would shoot them.
Luvuyo Menziwa was suspended from his position on the SRC’s student finance portfolio following a swift disciplinary meeting held on Tuesday and has until Friday to clear out.
Menziwa posted five reasons for hating white people including: white privilege, dominance, monopoly capital, arrogance and superiority.
The post also read:“F*** white people. Just get me a bazooka or AK-47 so I can do the right thing and kill these demon possessed humans.”
He followed that up with a quote by struggle hero Steve Biko.
“The basic tenet of black consciousness is that the black man must reject all value systems that seek to make him a foreigner in the country of his birth and reduce his basic human dignity.”
Following his suspension, Menziwa denied hating white people and said he had no intention of killing anyone.
“My intention was not to offend or threaten anyone, but to raise my grievances around the racism and lack of transformation. Unfortunately, with the emotions and so forth, I failed to elaborate further to clarify what I meant by bazooka and AK-47,” he said.
According to him, he was being figurative and meant he wanted to arm himself with knowledge, not actual weapons.
“I find lack of transformation on racism dehumanising to the black community, but unfortunately when I thought I elaborated, I actually didn’t and now my post is perceived as a hate speech and threat to the white community,” Menziwa added.