The leader of a South African political party has called for the killing of white women and children in response to the taxi industry killing black people.
Andile Mngxitama, president of Black First Land First (BLF), was speaking at a rally on the weekend in Potchefstroom near Johannesburg when he made the violent comments.
He tells the cheering crowd: 'For each one person that is being killed by the taxi industry, we will kill five white people.
'For every one black person we will kill five white people.
'You kill one of us we will five of you. We'll kill their women, we'll kill their children, we'll kill anything we find in our way.'
Mngxitama then beckons the crowd: 'For every one of them, we'll kill how many?'
And they chant back: 'Five,' Mngxitama repeats, 'For every one of them?' and they respond, 'Five.'
This back-and-forth is repeated several times until Mngxitama continues his rant and even calls for the deaths of dogs and cats owned by white people.
He says: 'We'll kill their children, we'll kill their women, we'll kill their dogs, we'll kill their cats, we'll kill anything.'
Mngxitama has since claimed that these comments were taken out of context and that he was responding to billionaire Johann Rupert.
Rupert, a supporter of the taxi industry, alluded to the far-left EFF party in a recent interview with Power FM where he stated if 'those red guys come' they should remember he had his 'own army,' according to City Press.
Mngxitama said this terrified him in an interview on Tuesday with SABC News, 'Johann Rupert sits there with absolute arrogance claiming he has a private army that he can unleash.'
He said that Rupert had shown insensitivity with his comments because any person would know that in South Africa's taxi industry people get killed.
He said that the BLF would be in parliament by 2019.
ANC spokesman Zizi Kodwa, for South Africa's leading party, said: 'The rant about 'killing white people' shows an extent of [Mngxitama's] ignorance to the history of this country,' News 24 reported.
The ANC also called on the South African Commission for Human Rights to investigate the remarks made.
Rupert owns the Richemont group (Baume & Mercier, Cartier, Dunhill, to name a few) and hosts golfers and celebrities at the annual Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at the home of golf in St Andrews, Scotland.
His friends and patrons who attend charity bashes during the pro-am event include Rory McIlroy, Sir Ian Botham, Kevin Pietersen, Hugh Grant and Michael Ballack.
This article has been adapted from its original source.
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