Police said the SA TikTok user Henrico Barnard has not been arrested yet because he is currently in hospital.
The racist SA TikTok user Henrico Barnard who instantly gained fame with his disgusting racial slur videos last week has not been arrested yet as he is currently in hospital.
Limpopo police spokesperson Motlafela Mojapelo could not explain why Barnard was in hospital but says the charges still stand.
He said police in the Waterberg district have open charges of intimidation, crimen injuria, and incitement to commit crime after the video went viral on social media.
In the videos, Barnard can be heard using the k-word SEVENTEEN times while he speaks against the police following the Muldersdrift shooting incident that took place at Misty Hills Hotel last week, where a man was shot in the head by a police officer following an altercation.
In the two videos that have since been deleted, Henrico Barnard failed to contain his visceral hatred. He stated that he wanted to go and kill black South Africans with his car, saying that they deserved ‘the Hitler treatment.’
ALSO READ: Charges laid against racist SA TikTok user Henrico Barnard
A little too late, Barnard issued an apology in his last video shared on TikTok.
“I’d like to apologise for the videos that I posted, they were cruel and I really am sorry. I hope you can find it in your hearts to forgive me. I will now be going off social media, and to everyone who has supported me, I thank you so much,” said Barnard.
One South African Twitter user submitted a complaint with the SA Human Rights Commission. It’s understood the organisation is now reviewing the footage.
This is yet to be confirmed.
Barnard who refers to himself as a Pagan witch on TikTok also caught the attention of the South African Pagan Rights Alliance (SAPRA) who condemned his videos.
SAPRA issued a brief statement on their Facebook page stating that Barnard was not a member of their Alliance nor was he a participating member of any Pagan social media group known to them.
“Barnard’s effusive vitriol incites violence and propagates hatred against black South Africans. Barnard is not a member of this Alliance and is not a participating member of any Pagan social media group known to this Alliance. Barnard’s incidental identification as a Pagan Witch is however unfortunate, as it may lead members of the general public to believe that Pagans and Witches are racists, or that we condone racism and violence against our fellow citizens,” it said.